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Old 15th January 2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hello Diy Audio Community

from the sunshine state...

I've always wanted to learn how to build some electronic devices since I was a kid but never really got the guts to do it. now that I'm older I am giving it a chance.
I've tried learning as much as I can just by reading but some things escape my intelligence actually a lot of things. but I'll keep reading.

I'll take any help that I can get from any member.

TIA

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Old 15th January 2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

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Old 15th January 2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Hello - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

This link should get you started with the electron thingies
Basic Car Audio Electronics

There are several others - but sometimes one at a time is less confusing.

There are a buncha DIY speaker sites as well - just let us know what you are interested in!
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Old 15th January 2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Old 15th January 2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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Welcome. Quick, easy rule 1 of electricity - don't touch any metal unless you know the voltage is under 25DC! I found out the hard way on a 6 volt battery car radio, that had 440VDC in it! I survived. Now the internet provides better electronic training than the 1959 Ford Car Shop manual.
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Old 15th January 2011, 11:53 PM   #6
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Welcome. Quick, easy rule 1 of electricity - don't touch any metal unless you know the voltage is under 25DC! I found out the hard way on a 6 volt battery car radio, that had 440VDC in it! I survived. Now the internet provides better electronic training than the 1959 Ford Car Shop manual.
I'll see you - and raise you...... Don't touch anything with any voltage on it!!! Under the right conditions even a few volts can do you in - and it doesn't take much current either. I suggest that if you are working on a "live" unit that you have another person around that knows where the "off" switch is at - and knowing CPR wouldn't hurt either.
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Old 16th January 2011, 11:48 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot.
will do

One of the things I am afraid of is capacitors, I know they are like little batteries so I always have the fear of getting shocked by one. by residual voltage or if its charged that is..

I'll try to be as safe as I can be.

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Old 17th January 2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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They also blow up if you push them over their limit...
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