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The new sockets I have, have metal latches, so I am going to change them later if I get chance. The plastic latches are useless when new, never mind after changing the simms a few times.
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Out with the old.. in with the new old...


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and crash screen for good measure...


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Got this today! Looked smaller in image :lol:

Gonna have fun with that plug :lol: :roll:

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exxos wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:10 pm Gonna have fun with that plug :lol: :roll:
I'm sure you can file it down a bit to get a rectangular profile on the pins & then force it into a wall socket :lol:
exxos wrote: I am good at shoving large shafts into tight places
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Is that the last of your stash of unpopulated H4 boards?
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JezC wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:23 pm I'm sure you can file it down a bit to get a rectangular profile on the pins & then force it into a wall socket :lol:
Theres a thought! I got a adapter cable I made agesss ago... Just have to make sure I dont use anything else on the socket at the same time else :fire: :fire: :fire: Though considering its almost 3KW thats not a good start :lol: Probably should do PCBs in the winter time :lol:
JezC wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:23 pm Is that the last of your stash of unpopulated H4 boards?
Yeah, I kept one back as its useful to have a blank board.
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The big IR ovens we use in our production facility at work for our SMT assembly are switching so much load on & off the mains that they used to affect the voltage & frequency from the pole transformer.

Then we added the fourth surface mount line & had to get a 1MW ground-mounted transformer instead...now the voltage & frequency are much more stable.

I dread to think what will happen to the instantaneous power factor on your mains when that is switching the lamps on & off!
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Makes good toast?
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JezC wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:36 pm I dread to think what will happen to the instantaneous power factor on your mains when that is switching the lamps on & off!
Twice as bad as the current oven I guess :lol: Well instead of only fitting 8 simms at a time in the oven and having it running all day, I can do the entire lot in one go now!
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Still trying to decide if I need an oven as well as everything else I've already got
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PhilC wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:37 pmMakes good toast?
Just as long as it doesn't make that awful burnt FR4 smell :fire: :fire: :fire: :hide:
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