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Quote:And how much wire would be required to produce an inductance required to triple the input DC voltage?6000 ft?
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Quote:Interesting experiment, but, and I say this knowing nothing about this kind of thing, does the fact that the truck's battery is not isolated from the other systems, like ignition, alternator, ect (things that do put out high voltage to run the engine) cause a role in creating the voltage spike? Just wondering if this a valid experiment for the actual situation we are trying to replicate?
Quote:So, any particular order to turning things off, and when I do, should I unplug them from the splitter before turning the next one off? Hey, if it's simple, better to be safe than sorry, and if it's difficult...screw it.
Quote:Quote:Interesting experiment, but, and I say this knowing nothing about this kind of thing, does the fact that the truck's battery is not isolated from the other systems, like ignition, alternator, ect (things that do put out high voltage to run the engine) cause a role in creating the voltage spike? Just wondering if this a valid experiment for the actual situation we are trying to replicate?
I was counting how long it would take before someone suggested I did something wrong. Again, anyone else is welcome to do their own experiments and share the results, or feel free to contact Adam and Jamie and see if they'll do a show on the topic, but since I'm not MythBusters I don't have to do a re-visit show! The physics said this was what would happen, but people complained "that's just theory." The experiment SHOWS it happening, and still there must be something wrong. If someone doesn't want to believe that surges and spikes are a possibility, that's their choice and I'm not going to waste any more time trying to convince them. I've seen enough to make me at least pay a bit more attention to the way I configure things, and it will definitely impact the way I set up my power supplies in my observatory.
Quote:The physics said this was what would happen, but people complained "that's just theory."
Quote:Beo, thanks for going to the trouble of setting up the experiment and the detailed explanation. I have noticed for a while, that people just seem to accept Hand Controller failures as inevitable/old age or whatever. Maybe armed with this extra information and a little more care in setup procedures longevity might increase.Thanks also to the Original poster for starting this thread. MichaelAustralia.
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Quote:So, to our own hobby, unless you're telling me that no one has ever had a product failure, then there is evidence that devices fail, whether or not we know the causes of the failure. Beo
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