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NI$HANT

Feb 20, 2013, 07:26 am Last Edit: Feb 20, 2013, 07:34 am by NI$HANT Reason: 1
This is how he keeps some of his resistors



there's a cap somewhere in the fumble, i think a cockroach may also be there  :smiley-mr-green:

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Boffin1

Looks like a good selection of values there,  and its good for us old farts to excercise our eyesight now and again :-)

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Looks like a good selection of values there,  and its good for us old farts to excercise our eyesight now and again :-)


:P  :)  8)
He says its easy in this way for a experienced eye to fastly get resistors of any values from the bunch
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Boffin1

After 50 years of using resisitors, I have to struggle to remember the colour code if I am asked, but I could just look at the resistor and know ts value - but that was before they moved to 1% and started adding another band !!!

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but that was before they moved to 1% and started adding another band !!!


The same happens with dad nowadays!

Here's another thing dad gave me a very old WireBound resistance he calls, haven't seen this before he showed me, he grabbed one of these almost a Decade ago!

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Boffin1

We used to carry round similar " droppers" in our tool box when fixing TVs in the 60s !     
All the heaters ( filaments ) of the valves ( tubes) were wired in series and run from the mains supply, and the dropper dropped the extra voltage - all the TV valves ( tubes) had the same current heaters - 300mA.

And now I am bulding stuff with a 3 volt supply !!!

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We used to carry round similar " droppers" in our tool box when fixing TVs in the 60s !     


That's great my dad used to first Fix Radio's + High grade premium watches like RADO/SWISS and then with additional learning and experience he started repairing and finally Making complete TV sets, this is the talk from 70's to 90's in India.
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