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by Neal
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: FS: U082-S transformers
Replies: 0
Views: 56

FS: U082-S transformers

I have a pair of Sowter U082-S for sale, asking for ~£300, this is 50% of the price new

https://www.sowter.co.uk/specs/9015.htm
by Neal
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: MM Cartridge Help
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: MM Cartridge Help

Thanks Guys, I’ve used the Stanton, will see how it goes....
by Neal
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: MM Cartridge Help
Replies: 4
Views: 73

MM Cartridge Help

Odd request as I would normally be more decisive! Must be my age :shock: Daughter has gone all retro recently and has been pestering me for a Turntable. I've finally caved in and sorted her an old Toshiba amp and 'speakers. TT will be my PL-71 but I need a cartridge. Digging through my spares box Iv...
by Neal
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: MAC addresses
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: MAC addresses

MAC addy is burnt into the Ethernet controller but you can overlay it with a soft one. IE in Windows in properties for the controller, think you may also be able to change it temporarily using ARP from the command line

Edit ....ARP is for setting the IP if you know the MAC
by Neal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068395

Re: Nothing In Particular

Nick wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:54 pm
You're being deliberately obtuse!
Yep.
But it elicited a detailed and informational post as to why. :study: :study:
by Neal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Rust converter.
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Rust converter.

Phil, I’ve used this extensively on my cars: https://www.rust.co.uk/product/cat/fe-1 ... nverter-10 Having 40 yr old Italian ones you have too! :shock:

Another good one I’ve used is Dinitrol RC900, this one requires no secondary coating but I always cover with Dinitrol 4941 or similar
by Neal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068395

Re: Nothing In Particular

With all the love for Hermes here and on PFM, this does make you wonder if it will get worse! :lol:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53477395
by Neal
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068395

Re: Nothing In Particular

Just spotted this on eBay, a forum member by chance? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Single-ended-valve-power-amplifier/114269249182?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225113%26meid%3D64f769ce66dd47578fc518340a7d592d%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D254657214856%26itm%3...
by Neal
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068395

Re: Nothing In Particular

@Ed that’s absolutely shameful, I’d get on to Watchdog, Twitter, Facebook anything and start making a noise about it
by Neal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1973

Re: Tesla.

The issue with all battery development is the trade that has to be made between power, density, capacity, life and cost. All technologies today have to trade at least two of them to have the others, so I can have great power, density and life but the cost will be high and capacity too small etc.
by Neal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1973

Re: Tesla.

New developments are all well and good like the sodium battery but getting them out of the lab and into cost viable mass production is another thing entirely and will take many years. The issues around hydrogen production and storage still remain, even though this is dated 2018 this is still relevan...
by Neal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1973

Re: Tesla.

There are huge issues with hydrogen fuel cells, from the cost of production to the amount of energy required to produce it, to the storage of it and the distribution of it. It’s a green house gas and leakage from storage and distribution alone makes it a non starter. The world is moving to EV, we wi...
by Neal
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1973

Re: Tesla.

Afaik the bmw i3 range extender as an example uses a small twin cylinder motorBike Engine in a derated performance configuration to charge the battery only to extend the range. The engine has insufficient HP to be able to give the car any real world performance if it where to drive the wheels directly
by Neal
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 579
Views: 23250

Re: what are you doing ?

Recycling centres around here are all open and refuse collection is back to normal
by Neal
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General Raspberry Pi stuff
Replies: 123
Views: 15725

Re: General Raspberry Pi stuff

That’s great Nick, I take it you installed the utility directly in the container?