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Dropping 1V from a Regulated 6V Wall Wart

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

  1. Yeah, but here in the U.S. you go to Rat Shack and buy a Euro or PAL
    adapter, shove it in the socket, and forget about it for the rest of
    the life of the equipment. Everything else is done with F connectors,
    so it's not really an issue. In fact, I may heat up my big 100W
    soldering iron and make the adapter a permanent part of the equipment.
    ;-)

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  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    On my Win2k machine Alt 130 is the é and Alt 233 is this ?. I use the é a
    fair amount because it's in my gf's name.
     
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    You can get low dropout regulators that will give you a stable 5v from a 6v
    input, they're just less common.
     
  4. AwwwRight! You gave me an excuse to use up those TIL430s that I've
    got laying around. Awesome! Thank you!

    [snip]

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  5. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    é 130
    T 233 <== I'm different here

    as JW said earlier, there's a diff between typing and not typing
    the leading zero and this is verified in the winders help.

    different code pages

    ß 0223
    é 0233

    that question mark you got is what happens when I try to paste on
    in from character map.

    Good thing we don't have to communicate with these characters.

    It's easier to say

    ..... .- .--. .--. -.-- -. . .--

    -.-- . .- .-. ... . -.. !!!
     
  6. Active8

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    I meant when you paste it (see char map, Windows Greek which I'm not
    set for now that i think of it.) One more try though:

    from http://www.jimprice.com/jim-asc.htm , link to "Decimal to Ascii
    Chart".

    it's 234

    I didn't type the zero because it didn't say to

    O 234
    ê 0234
    023 does nothing
    { 123
    ? 321
    ? 0321

    If you gave a monkey a typewriter... (s)he'd probably type The Omega
    Code on the first try :)
     
  7. Active8

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    On Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:07:32 -0800, Watson A.Name - "Watt Sun, Dark
    Try JB weld. It's been used on radiators, engine blocks, IIRC it
    resists gasoline. I've used it for small auto body patches - it can
    be filed, Shurformed, and sanded. Other epoxies would work just as
    well.
    LOL. You'll pay $5-$6 for the JB Weld at the hardware store.

    The shipping kills me sometimes, though. Min S&H charge for a $2
    item when you can place a $30 order for the same S&H.
     
  8. I read in sci.electronics.design that Rich Grise <>
    On what sort of machine, with what OS?
     
  9. I read in sci.electronics.design that James Sweet
    We are talking about ALT0233, not ALT233. And on this machine with
    Win98SE, ALT233 gives Ú. ALT 130 does give é.

    What machine and OS are you using?
     
  10. I read in sci.electronics.design that James Sweet
    That ISN'T the way it works. ALT233 gives me Ú, while ALT0233 gives é.
    YMMV, it appears, but at present we don't know under what circumstances.
     
  11. Active8

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    We're workin' on it we're workin' on it ;)

    on alt 233, T, you and I differ, but not the é or ß

    I'm set for English(United States) - Regional and Language settings
    in control panel. I'm sure it does us no good to ask about OS
    without also asking about the locale settings. When we say machine,
    I think keyboard might be the more pertinent question. Maybe
    there's some oddball scan codes or something. I'm using a
    Microsloth Natural Pro without the especial software for the surfer
    dude etc keys, but it would appear XP took care of that. They all
    work.
     
  12. Oops, - ßßß - You're right.
    I finally found the adapter at Rat Shack. http://tinyurl.com/2784r

    Thanks.

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  13. I read in sci.electronics.design that Watson A. Name - Watt Sun, Dark
    ews.dslextreme.com>) about 'Dropping 1V from a Regulated 6V Wall Wart',
    $3.99? That's for a hundred?

    I could make one out of an F panel socket and a Belling-type line socket
    for GBP 0.63 at one-off prices from Rapid Electronics in UK

    Oh, I suppose at the current exchange rate, that about $4. (;-)

    CPC (a Farnell company) has all four permutations of socket/plug for
    prices from GBP 0.69 to GBP 1.36 at one-off prices. But delivery is not
    free.
     
  14. Yeah, well I went over to the battery display when I was in Rat Shack
    the other day. They wanted $3 someting for four AA cells, and I can
    go over to Fry's (any time, not just 'on sale') and buy four alkaline
    AA cells in a blister pack for a buck and a half, less than half RS's
    price. Go figure.

    So if the adapter was sold by some other electronics store here in
    the U.S., it might be only two bucks instead of four. But then that's
    how Radio Scrap got a store on every corner, and is known colloquially
    as the McDonalds of electronics.

    But then someone showed me a URL to Dick Smith Electronics in Oz,
    which had this adapter. If I had bought one or two from them, they
    would've cost more when considering shipping, etc, and would've taken
    a couple weeks to get here. So looking at it from that angle, four
    bucks ain't half bad. ;-)

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  15. Active8

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    On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 13:42:44 -0800, Watson A.Name - "Watt Sun, Dark
    Yeah. That's the only reason I go to RS. Damn! I forgot to order...
     
  16. John Stewart

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    Watson- Perhaps I missed it but did anyone suggest a Schottky Diode in
    series with a regular Silicon Diode to add up to a one volt drop?
    There seems to be a wide selection of Schottkys available.
    Can't remember how much current you required.

    Cheers, John Stewart
     
  17. Yeah, I suggested it along with the original schem I posted which was
    the same as the bias transistor often used in the power amp totem pole
    output stage. The 400 ohm pot looked best when set to 280 ohms B to E
    and 120 ohms B to C.

    Many excellent alternatives. Thank you to all who replied.

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