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Old 12th April 2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Yet another silly question!

Hello fellow do it yourselfers!
Here is my question. I downloaded an excell spreadsheet for calculating pick up arm mass. Unfortunately the cartridge compliance notation is measured in a strange way! In the UK we use cu as the notation and on the spreadsheet the compliance is measured in um/mN. Has any one got the corelation between these two types of notation. I have tried to get the conversion from quite a few cartridge manufacturers and only one has heard of this notation and he couldnt remember what the conversion factor was. Can any one help me.
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Old 13th April 2006, 05:22 AM   #2
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Sorry, can't help. But, could you post a link to the spreadsheet?

Max

edit: forget it, I found the link.
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Old 13th April 2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hi,

in the UK we use cu which stands for compliance units.

Basically because people don't inderstand um/mN.

They are the same thing.

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Old 13th April 2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Sreten I am appalled at the lack of technical knowledge in our industry.
Once again thank you.
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Old 17th April 2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Hi,

for what its worth um/mN also = cm/dyne = cu.

In the old days cm/dyne was much more common than um/mN.

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