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Max The Magnificent
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Re: An additional test
Max The Magnificent   12/3/2013 3:59:44 PM
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@Crusty: You probably have the measure of it.

12 inches, but I don't use it as a rule ... I'm sorry, what were we talking about? LOL

Crusty1
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Re: An additional test
Crusty1   12/3/2013 3:56:48 PM
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@Max ; You probably have the measure of it.

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Re: An additional test
Max The Magnificent   12/3/2013 3:47:37 PM
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@Crusty: Mrs Crusty does not allow me out that much...

She tells me that she has to take you everywhere twice ... the second time is to apologise for the first :-)

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Re: An additional test
Crusty1   12/3/2013 3:20:36 PM
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@Max: With the thousands of miles of MICC I accepted for the fire alarms at London Underground post Kings Cross Fire, I almost became a world aclaimed connoisseur of MICC cable installation.

I can still walk around the sations and say which crew installed a particular section, just by looking at the way it is dressed into the building fabric. I think LU took the whole output for England for two years, some say the total length used would reach the moon.

If you are going to downgrade a cable then you have to be as good as the men installing, so I learnt to dress and terminate MICC. The Japanese joke that MICC is the English plumbing electricity, it has to be installed at site and can not be pre-constructed in a factory.

I have got data rates of over a Meg across a kilometer of MICC which considering it was not designed for such use is amazing.

But correct after working 7 nights a week for two years installing/accepting the LU fire alarm systems Mrs Crusty does not allow me out that much.

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Re: An additional test
Max The Magnificent   12/3/2013 2:57:46 PM
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@Crusty: Terminating and dressing multicore mineral insulated copper clad cable is a strangly satisfying past time.

You don't get out much, do you? (LOL)

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The finalists must make "solder chains"
anon0050695   12/2/2013 5:23:34 PM
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To really find the best of the best, the finalists need to solder 0.7mm (or thinner) soldering wire to itself ie make a loop. Then add another and another to form a long chain. It can be done; I was an expert 35 years ago. Using a modern electronic temperature controlled solcering irons is cheating!

\BR Morten C

 

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Re: An additional test
KB3001   11/29/2013 2:57:09 PM
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Cutters?  REAL engineers use their TEETH! (just kidding) :^}

 

What has the world come to hey!? :-)


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Re: Getting nasty
dgreigml1   11/29/2013 1:25:07 PM
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Just fired it off at the wire end and sploog ends into a mug of acetone.

Power electronics lab style - we went thru several CO2 extinguishers per week.

The Cooner was for for large air cored toroids - just don't forget the anti-poloidal turn!

Having over 24 TO247 mosfets blowing up behind your back was a wee bit of a regular nuisance, and that was regular. Not my design but an inherited inverter that was sacrosanct. I came up with an cheaper IGBT version, ~200kHz switching, ~100kHz PLL resonant ZVZC switching and then quitely walked away from that job. That was 18 years ago.

As to why Radiologists' wanted 150kV @ 80kW, no idea. A zoo VET might need such a thing, but for humans?

 

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Re: An additional test
Crusty1   11/29/2013 12:54:42 PM
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@antedeluvian : Lets give the new kids on the block something to cut their teeth on and make it a decathlon?

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Re: An additional test
antedeluvian   11/29/2013 12:31:29 PM
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Crusty

How about snapping insulation tape with your fingers?

I guess Max should be organizing a triatholon.

 

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