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Old 9th September 2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Hi from North Carolina

Hi folks,
Thanks for allowing me to join the fun.
I am here mostly to learn as I have almost zero electronic skills/knowledge.
So far I have learned that electrical errors can result in pain

Why not?
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Old 9th September 2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to diyAudio Roger. Nice hat

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Old 9th September 2014, 08:07 PM   #4
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Hi folks,
Thanks for allowing me to join the fun.
I am here mostly to learn as I have almost zero electronic skills/knowledge.
So far I have learned that electrical errors can result in pain

Why not?
Roger
Hi there and welcome,

North Carolina here too, Spring Lake area, Anderson Creek Club ...

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Old 9th September 2014, 08:33 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard.
You are on of the few people I can say this to and not get the usual response since leaving NC in the 70s:
I was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC (MANY years ago).
The usual response is "Rocky Mountain? What mountains are there?"


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Old 9th September 2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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I am in Raleigh, NC.... just completed a ODA headphone amplifier and did a Pioneer BSP 22LR speaker crossover upgrade mod...

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Old 10th September 2014, 03:50 AM   #7
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. . . . So far I have learned that electrical errors can result in pain . . . .
Not just that, but when I'm near the mains side of a power supply I think about my neighbors and acquaintances - and realize that some of them would like to try buying drinks for my widow, or attempt to comfort her in ways I wouldn't approve of.

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Old 10th September 2014, 05:35 AM   #8
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Not just that, but when I'm near the mains side of a power supply I think about my neighbors and acquaintances - and realize that some of them would like to try buying drinks for my widow, or attempt to comfort her in ways I wouldn't approve of.

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can we gat a picture of her.....for compassion purpose of course

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Old 10th September 2014, 01:51 PM   #9
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Not just that, but when I'm near the mains side of a power supply I think about my neighbors and acquaintances - and realize that some of them would like to try buying drinks for my widow, or attempt to comfort her in ways I wouldn't approve of.

Dale
Recent project where I erred in that direction. Upon the advice of others, I bypassed the knife switch and put a toggle on the rear of enclosure. I thought electricity should be fun. Besides the knife switch looked cool
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Old 11th September 2014, 01:41 AM   #10
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. . . I bypassed the knife switch and put a toggle on the rear of enclosure. I thought electricity should be fun. Besides the knife switch looked cool
Yeah, knife switches DEFINITELY look cool! Put a Nixie-tube readout on that project and you have half the props you need for the movie set of a mad-scientist's lab!

Maybe somebody has done a solid-state amp with a knife switch. There shouldn't be a safety problem for voltages up to 30 or 40 volts. An artistic arrangement of a big ol' porcelain (or bakelite) knife switch with a surface-mount PC board assembly could start some interesting conversations.

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