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  Topic: Replace wire strippers in the 10-22 AWG range
Eric Page

Replies: 3
Views: 160

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri May 17, 2024 7:47 am   Subject: Re: Replace wire strippers in the 10-22 AWG range
I'll second the recommendation for the Ideal Industries StripMaster tool. You can buy one tool and multiple sets of dies to strip most common wire gauges.

Here are the part numbers and gauge range ...
  Topic: Switch Schemes for Reliability
Eric Page

Replies: 21
Views: 1812

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2024 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: Switch Schemes for Reliability
That depends on what you're feeding through the diode (how much current it has to carry), and your tolerance for installation hassle. Generally speaking, you want something in a physically robust pac ...
  Topic: Switch Schemes for Reliability
Eric Page

Replies: 21
Views: 1812

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Switch Schemes for Reliability
Have you looked at Bob's newest electrical architecture, Z-101B?

http://www.aeroelectric.com/PPS/Adobe_Architecture_Pdfs/Z101B.pdf

This is his current state-of-the-art for an electrically depend ...
  Topic: Z18 LOM Installation Question
Eric Page

Replies: 5
Views: 1080

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Z18 LOM Installation Question
That MSD noise filter is almost certainly a Nippon ChemiCon U36D series capactor (like [url=https://www.digikey.com/short/52pftq70]this one) with a red shrink-wrap over it and the price wildly inflate ...
  Topic: Matronics Web Repaired - Now Back Online...
Eric Page

Replies: 6
Views: 742

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2024 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: Matronics Web Repaired - Now Back Online...
The AeroElectric-List landing page loaded OK, but when I tried to click through to this thread, I got the error again. One reload attempt brought it up this time.
  Topic: Matronics Web Repaired - Now Back Online...
Eric Page

Replies: 6
Views: 742

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: Matronics Web Repaired - Now Back Online...
Matt, I've been seeing a lot of "phpBB : Critical Error" messages lately when viewing the AeroElectric-List web interface. Repeated forced-reloads will sometimes cause it to load, but it's ...
  Topic: Non-aircraft question (OK, maybe a plane with a galley)
Eric Page

Replies: 2
Views: 1357

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Non-aircraft question (OK, maybe a plane with a galley)
Unidirectional high voltage diodes like the CL01-12 in your oven, when paired with the HV capacitor, form a voltage-doubler that raises the transformer's ~2kV output to ~4kV to drive the magnetron. T ...
  Topic: AeroElectric-List Digest: 8 Msgs - 12/18/23
Eric Page

Replies: 1
Views: 1528

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2023 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: AeroElectric-List Digest: 8 Msgs - 12/18/23
Stencils!
Amen. For one-off and prototype projects, I cheat and use a hot plate to reflow...
A good and basically free alternative to a hot plate is to put some fine sand into an old frying pan and ...
  Topic: OVM-14 MkIII development (update)
Eric Page

Replies: 7
Views: 2831

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2023 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: OVM-14 MkIII development (update)
Those Chinese T-962 reflow ovens are well known in the hobbyist community for having hot and cold spots, sometimes poor internal wiring, and for not following [url=https://www.ipc.org/TOC/IPC-7801.pdf ...
  Topic: CHT/EGT connectors
Eric Page

Replies: 6
Views: 7695

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:45 am   Subject: Re: CHT/EGT connectors
I have no idea what brand of PIDG Alcor used. The ones I purchased look identical.
[url=https://www.te.com/usa-en/products/brands/pidg.html?tab=pgp-story]PIDG (Pre-Insulated Diamond Grip) is a tradem ...
  Topic: DB9 Cover
Eric Page

Replies: 14
Views: 3844

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2023 6:34 pm   Subject: Re: DB9 Cover
There's a good alternative to Deutsch connectors. Amphenol make exact duplicates of the entire range of Deutsch parts. Every component is entirely interchangeable with the equivalent Deutsch parts a ...
  Topic: OVM14 MkIII, rev P6
Eric Page

Replies: 3
Views: 1692

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2023 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: OVM14 MkIII, rev P6
Lucky catch on the backwards footprint. It all looks dandy to me now.

I'd be very interested to read what you have planned for temperature testing.

I had a PCB screw-up recently too. I failed ...
  Topic: Progressive Toggle Switch is Hard to Find
Eric Page

Replies: 3
Views: 1439

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2023 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Progressive Toggle Switch is Hard to Find
Jeff, what do you want to control with the S700-2-10, and how do you want it to work?

The S700 switches are not progressive. It's anyone's guess what the -2-50 actually is, as there's no option fo ...
  Topic: OVM14 MkIII, rev P2
Eric Page

Replies: 1
Views: 1284

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2023 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: OVM14 MkIII, rev P2
Any assistance with making sure it wasn't a foggy day at this end is appreciated.
It looks to me that the layout matches the schematic perfectly. Just a few comments to offer:
Suggest not placing ...
  Topic: Exceptional product alert
Eric Page

Replies: 8
Views: 1929

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Exceptional product alert
Link returned a "400 Bad Request" error.

Try this: https://amz.run/7DJO
  Topic: Wire Installation Guidelines
Eric Page

Replies: 4
Views: 1674

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2023 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Wire Installation Guidelines
And, if you need to stand the wire bundle off from the structure, just cut a short length of rubber hose (1/4" ID works well) of exactly the length you need. Pass the zip tie through the rubber ...
  Topic: 3-phase current monitor
Eric Page

Replies: 4
Views: 2645

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: 3-phase current monitor
How funny -- we were both working on this at the same time.

Here's what I came up with. LED is off under normal ops and illuminates if a phase goes missing.

-Eric
  Topic: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
Eric Page

Replies: 34
Views: 69003

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2023 9:06 am   Subject: Re: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
Thanks, Joe! I appreciate the confirmation.

-Eric
  Topic: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
Eric Page

Replies: 34
Views: 69003

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2023 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
That would work too. I tend to gravitate toward a minimal parts count
utilizing as much off-the-shelf process as possible. The popped breaker is
inherently 'latching' and the current state of the CB ...
  Topic: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
Eric Page

Replies: 34
Views: 69003

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: OVM14 MkIII, rev P1
Those relays COULD be the ALT ON/OFF control devices powered through
a breaker just like the field of a wound-field alternator. The control switch
would pull to ground. The CBOVM module would tie t ...
 
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