Just noticed that my local supplier of cheap electronic toys (Maplin
- like Radio Shack, but in the UK) is offering digital camera PSUs.
These are the typical adjustable voltage wall-warts, but they can
supply up to 2A, which is usable for de-rusting. Cost is £15, which
is expensive for a cheapskate recycler like myself, but cheaper than
the $50 someone recently quoted.
Mind you, I think £15 must be nearly $50 by now, with the way the
dollar is collapsing.
I'm still not sure why the PS problem is so daunting. Radio Shack sells
transformers pretty cheap although any low voltage unit should do if it has the
amps and a full wave rectifier isn't much either. I figure $10 US should do it.
I also wonder why an old PC supply wouldn't work. (lots of them will start "no
load") I haven't had a chance to try this but I hope to soon.
I put my old battery trickle charger on the tub (this electrolysis is
I put my true RMS meter on it and read 3.5 AC on top of 9.5v DC.
Amperage has dropped off but I feel this is due to the lawn mower blade
I cut to make 2 electrodes needs cleaning. Plus is could probably use
some fresh solution.
I'm going to try an old power supply I have someplace around here. I
should get my old P5/100 power supply and see what it does, I doubt it's
shot fan bearings will make a difference, at least in the beginning.
Hey, that's *my* name. Or it almost was. I was a gnat's hair away from
being named Valentine Michael instead of David Michael.
As far as classical education, well, I hafta admit I wouldn't be where I am
today without Latin. I met SWMBO in Latin 101.
I can't read Latin worth a damn now though. I don't think I could conjugate
a verb in more than a couple of tenses or decline my way out of a wet paper
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
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