[time-nuts] Power connectors continued
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Fri Jun 23 04:18:37 EDT 2017
Either that, or make protection schemes to save the day.
If you can't come up with a protection scheme that works, then you need
to move on to another connector. A crow-bar circuit and a diode for
reverse-bias and a fuse could probably form sufficient protection.
There is plenty of connectors around, and you can choose unconventional
use of them.
On 06/23/2017 10:08 AM, Michael Wouters wrote:
> I've been caught by that one.
> Someone used 240V IEC inlets as convenient 10A DC inputs to an oven in an
> ion trap. Fiddling around in the back of the racks, I made the inevitable
> mistake and Poof! there went $1000 worth of isotopically separated Yb 171.
> A few years later, someone else did the same thing.
> So yes, follow conventions!
> On Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at 7:35 am, Orin Eman <orin.eman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Chris Albertson <
>> albertson.chris at gmail.com>
>>> A really dumb idea was this guy, I heard this story secondhand. He used
>>> A/C extension cords for speaker cables because they work well for that
>>> purpose, but then someone plugged a speaker into a 120vac well outlet.
>>> assume it made a load 60 Hz tone for a few cycles. Best to follow
>>> industry conventions because that is what people expect.
>> CQ magazine had an article where they did something similar and used a
>> 120V extension cord for low voltage - 12V solar panels or some such
>> project. Accidently plug the cord into 120V and you'd blow your panels and
>> radios up! I didn't renew my subscription after that one.
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