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Brian60

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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 10:30:04 AM »

Thanks cap'n I'll go back to the site and take a look. What I was dissapointed with on receiving it is the ad shows a bunch of fly leads alongside the unit. These are not supplied with it yet the unit itself has the male part of the plugs attached, so now I have to buy a set of leads or solder direct to the pins on the board.

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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 11:01:27 AM »

Brian 56....... as you know I have very little electrical knowledge .... :o....but would suggest you seek alternate advice prior to soldering to the micro male pins on the board..........Derek

"so now I have to buy a set of leads or solder direct to the pins on the board"
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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 05:16:42 PM »

Mine came with all the leads %)
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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 06:28:31 PM »

Brian 56....... as you know I have very little electrical knowledge .... :o ....but would suggest you seek alternate advice prior to soldering to the micro male pins on the board..........Derek

"so now I have to buy a set of leads or solder direct to the pins on the board"

As the unit is going to be permanently in situ and going to be potted in resin (haven't made my mind up yet) soldering to the pin outs is ok, either that or I will de-solder from the board and and solder my connections direct to it. I like nothing better than to stick a hot soldering iron into electroniky stuff and see if it works afterwards.

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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2014, 07:01:07 PM »

I like nothing better than to stick a hot soldering iron into electroniky stuff and see if it works afterwards.
0 M G  :o :o
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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2014, 03:51:11 PM »

0 M G  :o :o

Do I take it you don't like my sense of humour? %% {-)

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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2014, 07:22:44 PM »

If the advertising picture showed it with wires and there was nothing to say "wires just shown as an example of what you will need" and no link to the wires, yes, it was remiss of them to not send them.
If soldering, heatshrink is highly recommended.  Do the outputs just give changes of logic level, or can they work stuff direct?
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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2014, 09:24:47 PM »

They drive low amperage low voltage devices ie led's. For items drawing more current they suggest using the output to trigger a a relay.

And wonder of wonders I do have the leads. My wife gave them to me earlier today. It seems in my eagerness to rip open the packaging and discard it after removing the electronics for inspection, I had left the leads in the bottom of the padded packet  %% %%

It was only when I mentioned the fact to her today that she pointed out she had 'rescued' them and put them in a safe place- just waiting for me to moan about 'missing parts' She does things like that %)

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2014, 09:52:40 PM »

........ 'If soldering, heatshrink is highly recommended' morning Malcolm........do you mean heatsink?.......

...but anyway Brian56's wife has saved the day...... :-))...so he won't need either.........Derek
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2014, 11:12:14 PM »

Re post 32 --- I have a wife who does that as well !!!! ok2 ok2
 
 
 
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« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2014, 12:49:54 AM »

Re post 32 --- I have a wife who does that as well !!!! ok2 ok2
 
 
 
cheers Vic.

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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »

Do I take it you don't like my sense of humour? %% {-)
It just reminds me of too many of the customers we used to have!
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Re: how will I get all this to work!!
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2014, 09:40:40 AM »

........ 'If soldering, heatshrink is highly recommended' morning Malcolm........do you mean heatsink?.......

...but anyway Brian56's wife has saved the day...... :-)) ...so he won't need either.........Derek
No, I meant shrink down tube to hide the joins after the event.  I usually found that a heat sink would do more harm than good in a tight space.  All a bit moot now that the excess packaging has been rediscovered.
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