Here is a list of all the postings Les Jones 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Telephone Ringback Code?|
Here are some notes I made for the changeover to FTTP
Here is the information on the two ring signals.
For phone service from exchange via copper wires.
Static state of B line -50 volts (Plug pin 2)
Incoming call line goes to about +50 volts with ring tone superimposed on it
Ring frequency about 25 hz (About 53 volts rms.)
T = 0 DC level goes from - 50 to +50 volts
Gap between pairs of bursts about 2.1 seconds.
Ring frequency about 25 hz (About 54 volts rms.)
T = 0 DC level goes from +48 to -48 volts
Gap between pairs of bursts about 2.0 seconds.
I was also thinking the problem may be due to the lack of the capacitor that is fitted in the master socket between connections 2 & 3. .Older phones rely on the ring signal being being coupled to terminal 3. Modern phones only seem to need connections 2 and 5 to work. Provided your existing wiring includes a link between connection 3 of all the sockets only one master socket is required. So either add a 1.8 uF capacitor between connections 2 and 3 of one of the sockets OR replace any one of the sockets with a master socket. Regarding REN numbers. I think many modern phones put much less a load on the ringing circuit than a REN number of 1.
Edited By Les Jones 1 on 27/06/2022 14:38:20
Edited By Les Jones 1 on 27/06/2022 14:38:56
|Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures|
USB power banks always seem to be rated in mAH. So a 10000 mAH one is really 10 AH.Will the marketing people start to rate them in uAH to make them look bigger. So a 10 AH one would then be called 10000000 uAH.
|Thread: Mill lead screw thread size|
You can work out the pitch from the graduations on the hand wheel scale. The pitch is the distance travelled for one revolution of the hand wheel.If there are no graduations measure how far the table moves for 10 revolutions of the hand wheel and divide that distance by 10.
|Thread: edm machines|
I have only built an EDM based on Ben Flemming's capacitor discharge design. I have modified the servo design to allow it to work with either electrode polarity. I have done this by adding a precision rectifier circuit to the input so that it works with either polarity sense input.
This is the schematic.
This is the power supply part so you can see the attenuation and filtering of the sense signal from the electrode.
|Thread: Calculating Mount Point Speeds|
45 m/ sec is 45 x 60 metres per minute = 2700 m/min. One revolution of you grinding wheel is the diameter (D) In metres times π. (π is about 3.142 in case you have forgotten it from when you were at school.)
So the surface speed will π x D x RPM (In metres/min)
|Thread: (Another) Mini Lathe Speed Controller Problem|
I would NOT advise adjusting any of the potentiometers. Have you got the correct horsepower resistor to match the power rating of the motor on your lathe ? If the value of this resistor is too high it will limit the current (And hence the torque.) to too low a value. I am surprised the board works as well as it does after such a fault.
I don't think just replacing the resistor is a good idea. From the way it has been destroyed I think the fault current was much more than a stalled motor would cause. I also think it is VERY likely that the diodes and SCRs that form the controlled bridge rectifier will have been damaged. It is also likely that the LM324 IC has been damaged. I suggest that you first test the diodes D13 and D14 and the SCRs. When first testing it with power applied I suggest connecting a 100 watt incandescent lamp in series with the mains input to limit the current. Also disconnect the motor from the control board and connect a small (Say 15 watt.) mains voltage bulb in it's place. Don't be tempted to fault find using an oscilloscope UNLESS YOU USE AN ISOLATING TRANSFORMER TO SUPPLY THE BOARD. This is because the common negative line will NOT BE AT GROUND POTENTIAL.
I think the component WAS a ceramic resistor that is used to sense the motor current. I think the output connections to the motor must have been shorted out putting the full rectified mains voltage across it to cause it to fail in the way it has.
I think the board is a KBLC speed controller board and the resistor that has failed is R21.
This is a link to information on the board.
Edited By Les Jones 1 on 14/02/2022 22:50:45
|Thread: Help wanted, DC motor speed controller issue|
As the SCRs and diodes have the L suffix they do not need to be insulated from the heatsink.. So that is one of the possible problems eliminated.
Don't worry about P1 and P3 being reversed. That would just swap over the low and high speed ends of the potentiometer. I would expect a reading of about 10 volts between these two points. The voltage on P2 With respect to P1 or P3 should change as the potentiometer is rotated,
|Thread: Lathe Electric help|
Remove the two metal links on the motor. (leave the wires from inside the motor on the original terminals.)
This should do what you want,
If forward and reverse are the wrong way round swap over the wires to terminals U2 and W2
Although your switch looks similar to the one in the video the connections may not be the same. The first step will be to test the way the switch behaves. If there are no markings on the connections mark them with numbers or letters to identify them. Then create a table showing connectivity between the connections in all three positions. (Off, forward, reverse.). When you have done this post the results so can give you a digram of how to connect it,
|Thread: Help wanted, DC motor speed controller issue|
I realised after re reading you first post that I assumed it was a shunt wound motor with you mentioning field connections. It is useful to know it is definitely a permanent magnet motor. What is the information on the plate on the motor. (Voltage, current wattage , horsepower.)
You have not answered the question of which connections measured 110 volts (Field connections or armature connections.)
The controller should have two outputs to the motor. The one that goes to the field winding will be a fixed voltage. The one that connects to the brushes will be controlled by the speed potentiometer. Which connection did you get a constant reading of 110 volts ? I have not been able to find the schematic online for your speed controller But I do have a schematic of the KBIC 240D controller. If yours is a similar design it would explain why you get a reading of 110 volts rather than about 240. The 240D uses half wave rectification for the field supply so you will be reading the average voltage of half wave rectified 240 volts. I suggest that you measure the voltage to the armature and see if that is present and varies with the speed potentiometer setting. It would be helpful if you could provide a link to the information on your controller and any information on the motor.
|Thread: reversing a single phase motor|
Most motors have a diagram stuck to the cover plate on the terminal box showing how to reverse it.
My guess would be that the red and black wires connected to terminals A and Z are the main winding. If I am right then swapping them over so that the black wire goes to Z and the red wire to A should work. To find out properly you would have to partly disassemble the motor to trace the wires and do some resistance tests.
|Thread: 43 TPI|
Edit. I've just tried the link on that page to "Nthreadp.exe" but it does not seem to work. I have a copy of the program which I could email to you or if you post a list of the change wheels that you have I will run it and give you the results.
Edited By Les Jones 1 on 23/12/2021 16:18:11
|Thread: Eletronic Prescriptions|
I order my prescription online. I then log in after a day or 2 and check that it has been approved. (I assume this is approval by the doctor.) This seems to work very well.
|Thread: No reply to personal messages|
You also get people posting a question and they get a number of helpful replies. They do not post again to say that their problem was solved. (Or even to say that none of the replies helped with their problem.)
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