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1 hour ago, Specialist said:

Really, there we go then. That's your opinion, mines different.

So when you put your comment you never typed it referencing it being a live panel or other electrical kit?

 

No, of course not....


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This is way before the time i even known how to even wire a panel.   What i believe happened is that the ownes of the house tried to replace the capacitor but put put it back the wrong way which caused it to explode

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Just now, james.wilson said:

All this talk of filter caps for my own info ypu mean the smoothing cap or something else? 

The big blue  capacitor in the top of the panel 

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The smoothing cap then, or in Scantronic 9x panels, the battery ;)

 

 

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Large electrolytic's in a "C1" position (first parallel component after the rec) are normally called a smoothing cap. You can have filtering after this if required. The main purpose is so hold charge to use on the falling edge of the AC wave to reduce AC ripple.

 

Love the glitchy screen when you remove a battery on a 9x

 

Regrading electrolyics there's loads of electrical goods over the last 10 years with dodgy cheap caps. I can't recall the amount of stuff I have repaired with very little effort or time over the last few years. 

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The screen? - you should hear the internal speaker ;)

 

You could slag Scanny off for this design, but on the other hand I get to see even 'service refusniks' at least every 4-5 years :)

 

 

16 minutes ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

Regrading electrolyics there's loads of electrical goods over the last 10 years with dodgy cheap caps. I can't recall the amount of stuff I have repaired with very little effort or time over the last few years. 

 

I thought that story about the fake 'super secret formula' was nonsense, but does sound possible. Either way there were a ton of caps that all failed - badly - sometime around the 2000s

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague#Industrial_espionage?

 

 

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2 hours ago, norman said:

So when you put your comment you never typed it referencing it being a live panel or other electrical kit?

 

No, of course not....

If you learn to read I never made any reference to the panel being connected to anything, whether that be an Alarm circuit or Mains. It was you who jumped in and made that assumption.

Now Norman: Why don't you do us both a good service, stop replying & I won't have to waste my time reading what you've written & correcting you. This has gone beyond boring now, thanks in advance.

Unfortunately there's a block on putting you on ignore.

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11 minutes ago, Specialist said:

If you learn to read I never made any reference to the panel being connected to anything, whether that be an Alarm circuit or Mains. It was you who jumped in and made that assumption.

Now Norman: Why don't you do us both a good service, stop replying & I won't have to waste my time reading what you've written & correcting you. This has gone beyond boring now, thanks in advance.

Unfortunately there's a block on putting you on ignore.

Im still confused about why there is a war going on here  in a area designed for wanted vintage security alarm equipment 

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No war going on Logan, carry on chap. 

 


Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.


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I know, I'm just sat here waiting for the UN to intervene


So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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38 minutes ago, Logan said:

Im still confused about why there is a war going on here  in a area designed for wanted vintage security alarm equipment 

 

Welcome to TSI, however it's much tamer than the good old days


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1 hour ago, MrHappy said:

 

Welcome to TSI, however it's much tamer than the good old days

Wish Arf was here :whistle::rolleyes:


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7 hours ago, al-yeti said:

I wasn't that far off when looking at stuff aswell, but electrocuted myself when a bit older , had no safety in mind and patents just said yeah carry on lol

I was a little older when I was opening up an old.black and white TV tho , new about capacitor but not Bout the HV lead lol , 

 

Worst electrocution was holding a power supply by its plate which was earthed and sticking an screw driver into the live to disconnect it without unplugging , that was one of worst shocks I had , few seconds I let go .....

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