Page 8 of 36 FirstFirst 123456789101112131415161718 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 353
  1. #71
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    351

    Default

    these are the components;

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,800

    Default

    Want nine NOW

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    15,332

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by petehb View Post
    How are you planning to fix the mounting nut to the hull and do you have to put some oil in it to get a seal between the transducer face and hull? Again excellent article really enjoyed it.
    Thank You! Jaycar supply JB Weld two part epoxy to glue the nut to the hull, and specify non hardening silicone grease to ensure that there is no air between the potted transducer and the hull. They recommend a product called Fix-a-Tap which I think is http://www.fixatap.com.au/product/wa...nt-tube/217271 and not available in the UK as far as I know. I plan to use http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...29006&T=Module which actually comes in a 50ml tube.
    Working on immortality - One day at a time.

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    351

    Default

    ready to start building;

  5. #75
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default From a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Norman_E View Post
    Now a question for the electronics wizards here. Should I make sure that components like resistors and capacitors stand a bit clear of the PCB, if so, by how much?
    Like you, I used to dabble in electronics when it was all discrete components and the closest to semi-conductors back then was the newly developed MOS-FET (remember them?).

    To your question - you should always stand components off the board by a small amount (say half a mill - 20 thou) to aid cooling. It's just good practice. This practice could help you elsewhere also. When you have built your device, you could test it for correct function. As I guess you know, electronics generally either fail within a short time, or go on working for a long time (provided all the components are operating within their "quiessent point"). Thus established, you could then consider encasing the unit within resin, with an aluminium foil back plate to extract any heat (although it doesn't look like an energy hungry device). This will protect it from a salty atmosphere, which sure as anything will give rise to premature failure.

    Given the cost of anti foul paint (and its obvious drag coefficient on a hull) I am keen to see how this works for you.

  6. #76
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    15,332

    Default

    I like your soldering station, it makes mine look a real cheapie!
    Working on immortality - One day at a time.

  7. #77
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,800

    Default

    Got mine on the gas stove warming up waiting for the kit to arrive

  8. #78
    VicS is offline Registered User
    Location : Home: Kent. Boat: Chichester
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    31,246

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by petehb View Post
    Got mine on the gas stove warming up waiting for the kit to arrive
    You may well jest. I have a small soldering iron on the boat that I heat on the gas stove. It beats frigging about with one of those 12 volt ones! Not sure about using on PCBs but it might do with care.

    (tip for using 12 volt soldering irons ... run the engine to boost the volts!)

  9. #79
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,800

    Default

    I find the biggest problem on the boat is getting enough heat into anything particularly if it's outside.

  10. #80
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    389

    Default Gas soldering iron

    We use a gas soldering iron .. Maplins / RS .. Very quick to heat up .. Just watch the exhaust from the side of the tip . Will solder most jobs and can be used anywhere . Alternative is a cheap 240v iron and replaceable tips . Nothing complicated about soldering if everything is clean and the soldering iron is hot .

Page 8 of 36 FirstFirst 123456789101112131415161718 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •