From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: Best way to power array of LEDs?
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 07:50:34 -0800
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John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Lizard Blizzard
> wrote (in ) about 'Best way to power array
> of LEDs?', on Thu, 12 Dec 2002:
>>In my case, I don't think that I've ever seen a really worthless
>>DVM; usually it's a burned out low value resistor in the current
>>circuits. Or something like worn out banana jacks or the battery leaked
>>and corroded the insides.
> I have two very low-cost ones whose range switches now make intermittent
Yeah, well, pay little, get little, I guess. Made for "one time usage"
like for tossing in your car toolbox just in case you have electrical
problems. I have an old, like 1957, Calrad meter that was built in
Japan. Surprisingly, the thing was built fairly well, considering that
just about everything that was imported at that time was considered a
"Cheap Japanese Import" (substituting the pejorative form of Japanese).
I guess, on the west coast of the U.S., we were exposed more than
average to such products. Funny, but I watch Antiques Road Show and see
that many of the throwaway items from those years, like stamped metal
toys, are worth a small fortune today especially if they're in the
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