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by DPete27
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

Doh! Forgot to finish the loop. Strator - Switch - Fuse - Rectifier - Capacitor(+) - DCDC Coverter - Light - DCDC Converter - Capacitor (-) - Rectifier - Ground. A picture is worth a thousand words: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7mb44qM17N5FZ6gjf9l6eGS4Z5ugnOBSX1vWl2vx3Sj8yEYVsnvTfXbXWlXHLz-qyQ-...
by DPete27
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

So ground the "In -" terminal on the converter? Then the "Out -" terminal would be the negative wire from the light?
(that's what I figured)

Final wiring diagram will be:
Strator - Switch - Fuse - Rectifier - Capacitor - DCDC Coverter - Light - DCDC Converter - Ground.
by DPete27
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

Just got my last component (KBPC5010 bridge rectifier for $0.80 total from China.... just shipping must cost more than that, right?). Too cold to install until this weekend. Then I'll post a completion photo/write-up. Since there's no negative from the snowblower, do I hook the "in -" from...
by DPete27
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz

I got it for $50. I was already looking for a 2nd or 3rd gen i5 to upgrade my grandma's Pentium G620. The cheapest i5 I could find was an i5-3330 for $20. So instead I kept the $50 i7-3770 and gave grams my i5-3570K. I essentially upgraded for $30. Ought to keep me rocking till next fall.
by DPete27
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz

Nah, the guy literally took it off an HP mobo in front of me because I told him I didn't need the mobo and he could keep it to put his i5-3300 into for another sale. I found this thread. Apparently it's +4 to EACH per-core turbo multiplier. So my hopes of hitting 4.3GHz all-core would appear to be d...
by DPete27
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz
Replies: 4
Views: 157

i7-3770 stuck at 4.1GHz

I (literally) just got an i7-3770. Now, ending with Ivy Bridge, non-K CPUs could have their multipliers increased by 4 over stock when on a Z-series board which would mean I ought to be able to get this puppy to 4.3GHz (with enough voltage of course). I've got it on my AsRock Z77 Pro4-M, and I set t...
by DPete27
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 1552

Re: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?

AMD and Intel have unlocked almost all of the untapped overclocking potential of their consumer CPUs and have made it available to everyone who installs good cooling in their systems. What I'm saying though, is that every CPU basically comes factory OC'd these days. How's that going to turn out for...
by DPete27
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 1552

Re: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?

One more thought. There's always people posting in the forums about how their OC'd CPU loses stable frequency over time. As AMD & Intel push their silicon to the absolute limit, does anyone else feel like we're being "forced" into this inevitable outcome straight from the manufacturers?
by DPete27
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

Yeah, that's strange. I noticed it on my cell, but the pics show up just fine on my desktop. Also strange that there's other pictures in that album that are displaying just fine on TR.
by DPete27
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

I think it's just a cost saving measure. Wanted to keep this as cheap as possible, but everything costs so dang much with shipping (RIP Radio Shack) that it's prohibitive to do small simple projects like this. Just got the notion from the circuit potential being so low, that it probably wouldn't be ...
by DPete27
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

I ordered everything you recommended SS, except I found this 3300uF axial lead capacitor which I felt would make organization inside the box easier (rectifier on one side of the box, converter on the other side, capacitor between them). Figured 3300uF was close enough to 4400uF, and since the conver...
by DPete27
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

Sorry SS. Didn't see your earlier post about the DC/DC converter. I'd seen that component on browsing, and thought it seemed ideal, but I'm not sure how to select one. Thanks for the links though. That's the DC/DC converter I'd need? In case it wasn't apparent, the DC/DC converter is exactly the kin...
by DPete27
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

I kinda figured a resistor was in the cards. My 1943 multimeter restoration isn't quite finished, so I'll try and locate a multimeter to test. Here's what I'm looking at for parts order: 1 - 35V 4700uF Capacitor = $2.03 1 - 35A, 1000V Bridge Rectifier = $2.92 probably looking at something in the 10 ...
by DPete27
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

Yes, the stock headlights are typically incandescent/halogen so the lead just goes straight to the bulb. The light I bought was $10. Not a huge deal if it gets smoked but I'd obviously like to avoid it if possible. So if there's other components i could/ should add to regulate voltage to a safe rang...
by DPete27
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

The lead I'm connecting to is designed for an AC headlight, yes. It's an "optional" accessory that comes/ came with the higher end models, but for whatever reason, they still put the strator in on the lower end ones. Unfortunately, nobody sells the actual headlight assemblies, or they're c...
by DPete27
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

I have a headlamp. But this is much cooler! Also not interested in battery operation, same reason. Lots of great advice so far. Tell me about this voltage regulator..! Could this be a challenge since the strator output voltage has some variability? I like the single larger capacitor from a wiring st...
by DPete27
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 52
Views: 847

LED Light for Snowblower

Wanted to post this here since I know there's gerbils knowledgeable enough to confirm. Looking for some parts links to mouser or digikey. I'm putting an LED light on my snowblower. Here's the light I bought. The snowblower generates electricity from a strator inside the flywheel. There's a single [p...
by DPete27
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 1552

Re: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?

Plus on top of that RyZen behaves more like a GPU, in that as long as it has sufficient cooling it will boost 'til the cows come home, much like GPUs do.. Yeah....AMD does it by temps (junction), so if you don't have adequate cooling you can expect to not hit max boost clocks. But that's where the ...
by DPete27
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 1552

Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?

I'm trying to wrap my head around a planned upgrade for the week of Black Friday. I don't know if I've just been conditioned for so long that "Intel is better" but I still have these lingering feelings that AMD's Ryzen CPUs are still working through some growing pains. It also seems that w...
by DPete27
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 2261

Re: PlayStation 5

I read in some PS5 article that because of the SSD, they'll be able to remove a lot of item copies because SSDs don't suffer from the access time junk that HDDs do. Also level load times, ever wonder why doors open slow, your character trips every now and again, why your character runs so slow? Yup,...
by DPete27
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Don't panic! We'll still cancel Icelake on schedule!
Replies: 15
Views: 1933

Re: Don't panic! We'll still cancel Icelake on schedule!

Any votes on whether we'll see desktop Ice Lake in 2019?
by DPete27
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Source for system guides
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: Source for system guides

I agree. Hit up the SBA forum with your usage and budget and get personal personalized advice.
I never really liked build guides anyway. Because of the nature of the beast they never take sale pricing into account, so they're really just a general guide to a balanced build.
by DPete27
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Optimal Heatsink Fin Density?
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Optimal Heatsink Fin Density?

I presume there's a logical answer to this question (and I have my own theories) but: Why is the fin density on water cooling rads so much greater than on "air" coolers? I envision air/tower coolers' fin density to be pretty optimal. Having enough fins to maximize surface area without gett...
by DPete27
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

Certainly the majority (all?) of reviews leave everything on auto. Therefore, dynamic clock boosting is left to its own devices and consequently that behavior is displayed by proper frame time captures. Now that more reviewers are looking at frame times, dynamic clock boosting may be making some car...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

https://img.purch.com/radeon-rx-5700-environmental/o/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9RL1EvODQ0NjU4L29yaWdpbmFsLzU3MDAtYW5kLTU3MDAtWFQtTWV0cm8tTUh6LnBuZw== That was from TH's AMD 5700/5700XT review. Similar outcomes could probably be found in the CPU arena as well I presume. It would seem (wi...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

https://img.purch.com/sapphire-pulse-radeon-rx-5700-xt/w/755/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9EL0QvODQ4MDY1L29yaWdpbmFsL2JhY2suanBn ^Photo of PCIe power connectors mounted low enough that the male ends wouldn't protrude past the "height" of the card. That's a pretty deep notch. The ...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

Just had a thought cross my mind. These days, manufacturers (CPUs and GPUs alike) are pushing their cards to the ragged edge from the factory with dynamic frequency boost algorithms. With TR's introduction of inside-the-second analysis, the industry quickly became more in-tune to improving frame-tim...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

Do your GD07 height restrictions take into account the height of the PCIe power connector the (typically) protrudes out the top of the cards instead of the (less common) end of the card? Different card manufacturers size their PCB differently in regards to where the PCIe power connector is located w...
by DPete27
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working

For me the mic itself was fine, but something was awry inside the headphone cans where the mic connects to. Got the RMA replacement. Working fine now. Lesson: Test your equipment right away when you buy it. For me, I didn't realize that my USB webcam was being used for audio in the absence of the he...
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