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Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Johnny AC0BQ
 


On Saturday, August 27, 2016, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Lots of choices on eBay??
Fluke makes high end and high priced testers!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, August 27, 2016, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Anthony DeStefano
 

Bob,

The non-contact pen types do exactly what you want. The top of the pen is a flat tip that you can insert in to the hot side of the outlet (the short one). They usually have a flashing red light and audio alarms.

I used mine this week and the audio alarm was loud enough to hear across the basement while I was trying to find the correct breaker. 

-Anthony WR3T

On Aug 27, 2016, at 12:41 PM, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 


Simple AC receptacle tester

Bob Nelson
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 


Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Dale Putnam
 

Hey Chip, 

  Bad news.. they don't test out.. I have three 13.8v 1a .. but they make noise now.. sounds like the insulation on the transformers.. or possible caps issue.. they are sealed.. of course. So.. maybe Terry or Anthony would be a better choice at this point. Sorry.. guess I should a tested em first. 


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:47 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart
 
 

Thanks to all who have replied!

Dale thinks he has three he can supply me. Terry's solution would work too, but I can't find those GE wall warts for less than $10 each now. The Jameco product for $15.00 that Anthony shared looks like the perfect thing. Their data sheet shows good regulation between no load and 1 amp, and their schematic shows a voltage regulator IC that is supposed to be a linear device.

Looks like I should be good to go.

Chip
AE5KA

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM, CStratton <groups@...> wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA




Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

random.path
 

Thanks to all who have replied!

Dale thinks he has three he can supply me. Terry's solution would work too, but I can't find those GE wall warts for less than $10 each now. The Jameco product for $15.00 that Anthony shared looks like the perfect thing. Their data sheet shows good regulation between no load and 1 amp, and their schematic shows a voltage regulator IC that is supposed to be a linear device.

Looks like I should be good to go.

Chip
AE5KA

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM, CStratton <groups@...> wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA




Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Rick Bennett
 

Looks like these are not regulated, so the Jameco option is probably best.

Rick



From: "Rick Bennett kc0pet@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@..., "Anthony DeStefano" Cc: "CStratton"
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:16:17 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Mouser electronics still has some also but slim pickin's and somewhat hard to find in their search engine.  Try this link.

http://www.mouser.com/Triad-Magnetics/Power/Power-Supplies/Plug-In-AC-Adapters/Wall-Mount-AC-Adapters/_/N-brwlv?P=1yx5k7vZ1yzv4u1Z1z0zldjZ1yxt7ffZ1yxt791Z1z0jcud 

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Anthony DeStefano adx@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "CStratton groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>, "CStratton" Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:42:48 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Jameco still sells them. 


-Anthony WR3T

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Anthony DeStefano
adx@...


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA








Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Rick Bennett
 

Mouser electronics still has some also but slim pickin's and somewhat hard to find in their search engine.  Try this link.

http://www.mouser.com/Triad-Magnetics/Power/Power-Supplies/Plug-In-AC-Adapters/Wall-Mount-AC-Adapters/_/N-brwlv?P=1yx5k7vZ1yzv4u1Z1z0zldjZ1yxt7ffZ1yxt791Z1z0jcud 

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Anthony DeStefano adx@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "CStratton groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>, "CStratton"
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:42:48 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Jameco still sells them. 


-Anthony WR3T

--
Anthony DeStefano
adx@...


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA







Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Anthony DeStefano
 

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA






Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Dale Putnam
 

How many are you looing for Chip, I have a number of them.


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:03 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart
 
 

Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA



Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

ag1p@...
 

I purchased several Radio Shack wall warts a while back to replace the noisy ones that came with electronics. Don't know if they are still available but they cut down my background noise substantially. Then we moved to OR coast where salt fog and transformer insulators don't play well together so QRM is back.

72 - Ron - AG1P


Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

random.path
 

I know I can build one - and have done so, and I know "larger" linear power supplies are readily available, but I have several electronic devices scattered about the household that use 12 Volt wall warts that all radiate to some degree. I would like to have quiet, unobtrusive replacements for these. 

73
Chip
AE5KA

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:32 PM, Don Wilhelm <donwilh@...> wrote:
Chip,

You might want to consider building your own.  Start with an 18-0-18 volt transformer from MPJA (http://www.mpja.com/18V-2A-Center-Tapped-9-0-9-Transformer/productinfo/27843+TR/), a bridge rectifier and filter capacitors, then add a 7812 voltage regulator and you will have a good linear power supply rated at 1 amp (the max rating of the 7812 regulator).  You should plan to add a heatsink for the regulator.

73,
Don W3FPR


On 8/25/2016 5:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA






Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

helichuck@...
 

I have a few 18 volt transformers, 3 at 5 amps and 2 at 2.5 amps, these would make a great supply.


Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Don Wilhelm
 

Chip,

You might want to consider building your own. Start with an 18-0-18 volt transformer from MPJA (http://www.mpja.com/18V-2A-Center-Tapped-9-0-9-Transformer/productinfo/27843+TR/), a bridge rectifier and filter capacitors, then add a 7812 voltage regulator and you will have a good linear power supply rated at 1 amp (the max rating of the 7812 regulator). You should plan to add a heatsink for the regulator.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 8/25/2016 5:03 PM, CStratton groups@strattonfamily.us [4sqrp] wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA



Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Sean Edwards
 

I use (2) 12v 17Ah batteries in series and avoid house AC completely.

-=Sean Edwards=-
AD0QG


On Aug 25, 2016 4:03 PM, "CStratton groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA



12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

random.path
 

Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA



bring your comfy cw

Dale Putnam
 



Bring your comfy cw to the Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental net.

I'll match your speed, everyone practices at a different speed, and it is great practice

to copy different speeds. See you on 20m 14.0625 - 2200z followed on 40m - 7.0625 about 2215 or so. Hope to see you there.


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy


OT: FS: Vibroplex VibroCube paddles

Jim Sheldon
 

Anybody with a heavy fist like mine and need something that is hard to
move around on your operating desk when you send CW? I have for sale an
excellent condition Vibroplex VibroCube set of paddles. This is actually
the Standard, Upgraded model with the jeweled pivot bearings and the
black crinkle powder coat finish. It's around 2 years old and I don't
use it anymore as I was digging through some old stored boxes from my
military career and I found the old Vibroplex "Vibro Keyer" paddles I
originally learned to send CW on, way back in 1962 so they are now
clamped to my desk.

This VibroCube, serial number 404755, is current manufacture and the
Standard upgraded model sells for $229.95 plus shipping from Vibroplex
(www.vibroplex.com). That's what I paid for it when I bought it around 2
years ago. I'll let this one go for $160 and you pay the USPS (Medium
flat rate box) shipping. I'd prefer to sell this in the U.S. as
international shipping has gotten almost impossibly high priced. I'd
prefer PayPal, but will take USPS money orders.

Please keep any replies off the reflector - email address is
w0eb@cox.net First "I'll take it" (by date/time on the email) gets right
of first refusal. Pictures are available via email.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
Park City, KS


A New Way to Save - Ad from Circuit Specialists

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Refurbished stuff!


Link to Circuit Specialists sale page:

A new way to save


72,

-Ed, WG5F-


Re: BIg Brutus Sept 9,10,11

Paul Smith
 

Johnny,
I am sure Toodles will have to work all day on Friday. We will get there after supper time.
de Paul N0NBD see u there

________________________________

To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; psmith61@cox.net
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:43:21 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] BIg Brutus Sept 9,10,11



Bert and I are planning on attending.
Going to try to arrive Friday afternoon?
I'm planning on smoking ribs and cowboy beans Saturday for lunch.
There wil be plenty, bring your appetite!
We usually have a impromptu tail gater sale.
Bring your trading stuff!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Paul Smith
psmith61@cox.net<mailto:psmith61@cox.net> [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
I just made my reservation for the 9th and 10th site number 10. When
asked Toodles said 'heck yeah we will go"
de Paul N0NBD

________________________________
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:00:51 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] BIg Brutus Sept 9,10,11



Our annual Big Brutus Bash will take place again this year during 2nd
weekend in September. The date is always second weekend in September,
so mark your calendars for September 9, 10, and 11, 2016 - and also for
September 8, 9, and 10, 2017. Seems like I Cant Remember Stuff as well
as I could in the past, so for a reminder I always place a note for next
year's items on this year's December calendar page, then transfer them
to the new calendar.

The location is 6 Miles West of K7 & K102 Jct. & 1/4 Mile South.
Near West Mineral, Kansas, which is about 30 miles SW of Pittsburg.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
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www.4sqrp.com<http://www.4sqrp.com>



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