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Do Wiggle Stick Meters Wear Out?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Watson A.Name - Watt Sun, Dark Remover, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Apparently so. Read the last part of this sentence very carefully:
    When the core reaches saturation, L decreases dramatically, and so dI/dT
    has to increase, which is the opposite of what you've said. ;-)

    So it'll just reach V/Rcoil sooner than if it hadn't saturated.

    I haven't got to the rest of your post yet, impulsive nitpicker that I am.
    :)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  2. In Rich Grise typed:
    Did you miss the word "linearly"? It's misspelled. ;-)
     
  3. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    Ah yes, you hunt for the tiny scraps I leave behind for the
    carrion, but miss the bigger picture. I suppose I should become
    like you guys, and when someone is wrong call them a f*ck head
    and move on.

    I kind of like to explain things... try to be helpful... I can change.

    -Chuck Harris
     
  4. In Chuck Harris typed:
    Don't think I mean it that way Chuck. I know it's a typo. I was being
    a little facetious, that's all.

    Pointing out the typo was my attempt at making a rimshot, aimed
    tangentially at Rich. I was actually thinking that an inductor's
    current is not linear at all. But I know that's a form of typo too.
    What really surprised me is that Rich didn't point it out.

    So it was sort of a tangential rimshot made from the behind the
    backboard. Maybe it was too ambitious an attempt at humor.
     
  5. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    Hi Tom,

    It gets frustrating to post on any of the sci newsgroups.
    If you misspell a word, or fail to use lawyerly precision,
    someone is right there to rap your knuckles. Then there is
    always the guy who doesn't understand, and has to demean
    everyone else to make up for his feelings of inadequacy.
    I wonder why I bother coming here sometimes.

    The current rise in a perfect inductor when presented with
    a voltage source most certainly is linear. Add some series
    resistance, and the current rise becomes exponential.

    If you have a core, the current rise resembles linear for
    awhile, until you start to approach saturation. As you
    approach saturation, the inductance of the inductor starts
    to head toward that of the same winding with an air core.
    So yes, the current will then start to rise quickly.

    What doesn't happen is a big "inrush of current". That's
    the capacitor's shtick.

    -Chuck Harris
     
  6. In Chuck Harris typed:
    Uh, yeah. A little while ago I started thinking about what I wrote and
    I realized that you did say voltage source, or something like that.

    So it was a rimshot at the wrong end of the court. Indeed, too
    ambitious an attempt at humor.

    Thanks.
     
  7. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    None of them ever sid that. THAT would be only me, dipshit.

    Don't blanket the rest, because you are all red faced pissed at one!

    Got clue?
     
  8. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest


    Then don't. That IS what we have spell checkers for, AND that is
    something a good pro would watch. So use damned spell checker. You
    know... conscious effort and all...

    Ignoring it makes you no more than a coffee and doughnuts type.
    Fact is, ALL the details matter, not just those you wish to attach
    your faith too.

    You remind me of well trained cops that sit in a parking lot corner
    for hours on end, eating doughnut instead of doing their friggin'
    jobs.

    YAAP

    Yet Another American Problem

    It also has a nethack meaning. Hehehe....
     
  9. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    That is why high powered audio amps or linear DC supplies have to
    have thermistors in the AC line. When energized, those rail caps take
    it full bore full for some time. Too much current in too little time
    for many circuit elements.
     
  10. Tim Auton

    Tim Auton Guest

    Don't top post, you arse. ;-)


    Tim
     
  11. In DarkMatter typed:
    Got a KF.
     
  12. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    The retards that announce their filter file additions are more
    retarded than the top posting retards are.

    As if anyone gives a fat flying fuk about your intentions.
     
  13. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    ^^
    Beep: consistency check error #3F. Minus one point.

    Tim
     
  14. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    *Beep beep* consistency check error #19: noun in improper place. Minus one
    point.
    Error #4B: insulting the poster. Minus three points.

    Tim
     
  15. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Beep beep beep <at this point, checker is practically beeping off the hook>
    error #4B: insulting the poster. Minus three points.
    Error #42: using profanity. Minus one point.
    Error #54: misspelled profanity. Minus one point.

    Tim
     
  16. Tim Auton

    Tim Auton Guest

    Pithy fuckwitted responses from a fukcing twat: bum.


    Tim, -5.
     
  17. Mark Jones

    Mark Jones Guest

    In news:eek: (Tim Auton):


    And *what* does this have to do with wiggle sticks?

    Someone illustrating the size of their wiggle stick?

    Or someone wiggling their stick?

    I heard doing that will make you go blind!
     
  18. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    The "a" key on my keyboard has been failing incessantly, I miss it a
    lot.

    If one looks at many of my errors, if any, they are usually
    omissions of n "a" character.

    It particularly happens in gaming chat, as I type really fast in
    order to continue gaming!
     
  19. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Big fukin' whoop.
    BIG fukin' whoop.
    Intentional.
     
  20. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Who the fuk is "checker".

    Would you mean "the checker" by chance?

    Beep, error number 69

    Why would what he thinks make a fuk to me?
    Gottcha! :]

    You get Tae Kwan Leap, lesson number one, and lesson number 69...

    One is "Boot to da head."

    Sixty Nine is "Instant Karma will always get you at some point."

    Try not to swallow your tail, you might implode the universe!

    snip.
     
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