[Coco] Appliance and Light Controller
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Thu Apr 19 00:06:39 EDT 2007
The "Appliance Modules" I have are quite loud. Especially when I live a
VERY quiet life. That CLACK is quite noticeable and surprising..
It always surprises me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Heskett"
> On Wednesday 18 April 2007, Diego Barizo wrote:
>>I have an appliance module that I got at the Shack last year
>>I never used it to much, because the loud "CLACK" sound when it turns on
>>Is that expected, or it's just a prof of the product's poor quality ?
> The 'appliance modules' I have are all built with mechanical relays so
> they have solid metal contacts. The solid state lamp dimmers allow more
> current in one direction than the other, and if this were fed to a
> device, the unbalanced DC through it would probably obey ohms law and
> up to destructive levels, killing either the dimmer, or the power
> type devices in the load being controlled.
> So the click is un-avoidable, but I've never noticed it as something that
> might wake me up in the night either.
I tried a lamp controller on a relay...... NOT!
It didn't break the controller, but it didn't work until I paralleled a
light bulb to the relay, so it would keep current in both halves of the A/C
cycle and dampen the "turn off" trigger on the scr.
Bummer, but the lamp was in the water heater closet so, it helped the
Conserve, re-use, recycle.
Beer cans now are over $.90/lb in San Antonio, TEXAS
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