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  1. flyingbrick

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    Ali has Chinese regulator rectifiers which claim to be full wave. They are shit.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    From my experience there are three seperate issues that require solving. People everywhere struggle with this and theres a few (for example) on the moped page that keep sharing information thats slightly incorrect for most people. Iv been over this a few times so sorry to bore everyone but im going to start again. If you are going DC then we will assume you are also going 12v 1, you need to rectify your AC signal to DC 2, you need to regulate this to 12v 3, the resulting power supply is 12v dc (as far as we are all concerned) but its TERRIBLE in that it still varies from 0 to 12 (or 14v or whatever) If you dont fix 3, voltage appears to vary as the frequency of the pulses changes, the only way of getting a decent voltage reading is to use a scope. LED lamps will work like shit, incandescent lamps take ages to warm and cool so seem to smooth the voltage out a bit. A stack of capacitors (as you know) makes things tons better. Again, i have said this so many times but people dont get it. The common "trail tech" units do NOT regulate and rectify.. they only perform one function (iv been drinking and cannot remember which one of the two it is). They do have a more expensive model (about $140 delivered) which (with a capacitor) gives absolutely rock solid voltage and DC. Come visit and see my rock solid DC plz.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    Why adding another diode to the rectifier?
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=529183.0
  5. flyingbrick

    Slideways' Purvis

    Damn i love the story so far! Excellent detective work.
  6. flyingbrick

    64Valiants Scooters.

    Damn thats a nice patch
  7. flyingbrick

    Truenotch's 1974 Yamaha FS50 (FS1)

    very cool! Always wondered what things looked like inside that side cover. squirt some goo into that clamp slot above tube? I have a big carb for my MB too but scared I'll ruin the bike, love that it actually goes when i want it to.
  8. flyingbrick

    Rubber Coil Spring Mounts

    Just paint them black and dirty them up heaps before going in for a wof
  9. flyingbrick

    Napier Swap Mate Sunday 5th May

    It was probably better than the puke swap meet.
  10. flyingbrick

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    This probably make riddick the smartest person here on OS. I would also like videos
  11. flyingbrick

    Oddball bolt suppliers in New Zealand?

    This is a good thread actually, many of these bolt places only have very standard sizes. need some for my tractor so will try the above suggestions!
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    64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    Good writeup mate!! I learned heaps from that. Had a laugh at the moustache bar.
  13. flyingbrick

    64Valiants Scooters.

    If the earth is flat then how did me and my bike nearly fall off that sand dune.
  14. flyingbrick

    Bricks MB100

    The shocks are perfect. Might not be 100% but far better than the old ones which used to do funny things on corners. Very happy with them!! Surprised really because it didnt kinda say what they were actually for.
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    I doubt this gland would be rated for fuel