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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Triac controlled holiday lights
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Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 20:04:13 +1100
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message news:p6l$oKAvtY79EwzD@jmwa.demon.co.uk...
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
> wrote (in ) about 'Triac
> controlled holiday lights', on Wed, 4 Dec 2002:
> >** Then you should have posted *that* and not the erroneous figure you
> Phil, 1.4^12 = 57 approx. 700/57 = 12 approx. The 'figure' is correct if
> the 12th power law is correct.
** But John - it is only *true* for small increments. Have you seen the
(most tedious) derivation of the formula ??
BTW It is more often quoted as the 13th power.
Is there any way of persuading you not to
> argue with 'Fred Bloggs'? He never gives up and it gets VERY boring.
** I *am* kinda -sorta getting that impression right now.
> He's already in a perpetual exchange of endearments with John Fields.
** Hmmm, likes to keep a grudge does he ?
Thanx for the tip.
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