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 81 
 on: May 20, 2018, 09:27:38 AM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by bevans6
The DC arc is really only a big problem (if you can call it a big problem at all) with inductive loads being switched off by the wall switch.  You can damp the arc with a capacitor or a diode (diodes really common internally within relays, for example, and capacitors along side points in a points/coil ignition system).  If you use a switch within it's ratings, you'll be fine.  If you use a switch to control a relay that controls the load, you'll be fine.  If you use a switch to control LED lights, you'll be fine.  And so on.  If you use a switch to control a DC motor of a current draw up around 80% of the current rating of the switch, I probably would find another way to do that.

Brian

 82 
 on: May 20, 2018, 08:49:07 AM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by bigred
Be careful of your amps .wattsxvolts = amps thus if you are using the switch on ten 10watt lamps you already have 12 amps .Of course switches are available in 15,20 and 30 amps .

 83 
 on: May 20, 2018, 07:41:25 AM 
Started by richard5933 - Last post by luvrbus
They are going cheap now even the DDEC models,at the marine base in Barstow CA there are 1000's setting in a field waiting to go on the auction block   

 84 
 on: May 20, 2018, 07:22:48 AM 
Started by richard5933 - Last post by pabusnut
US Military is still storing a LOT OF THESE.

Professionally, I wish we weren't.

Personally, I am ready when I can buy a few at GovLiquidation.

Steve

 85 
 on: May 20, 2018, 12:32:22 AM 
Started by Branderson - Last post by Phuriousgeorge
Wow, that's purrrdy!

 86 
 on: May 20, 2018, 12:28:36 AM 
Started by Phuriousgeorge - Last post by Phuriousgeorge
Just started a build thread yesterday over here: http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=33085.0

Also, just wanted to throw out that I used to run a rather large SMF forum on my own dedicated server.  The community has long-since grew up and moved on, but I thought I'd offer my forum administration knowledge up.  I'm not sure if there's a desire, ability or whatnot with the forum's hosting, but I noticed the software is several major versions behind, and there are some quality of life things that could be altered/added (youtube embeding, auto-rescale non-hosted photos, and the like).  If there is a desire, I'd be perfectly happy to assist.

 87 
 on: May 19, 2018, 09:41:16 PM 
Started by Branderson - Last post by windtrader
very nice!

 88 
 on: May 19, 2018, 08:06:34 PM 
Started by Branderson - Last post by chessie4905
nice! don't drive it when the bugs are out.lol

 89 
 on: May 19, 2018, 08:01:55 PM 
Started by richard5933 - Last post by chessie4905
go buy a surplus railroad crossing assembly with arm and flashing lights. install in appropriate location. paint some tracks and cross ties in front of it.

 90 
 on: May 19, 2018, 07:00:21 PM 
Started by Branderson - Last post by Branderson




Finally done i pick it up monday!

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