Subject: Re: So how DO you find the burned out bulb?
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 03:47:35 -0800
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I use a TDR for finding burned out bulbs, broken
wires on wall warts etc. Can't beat it with a
Bill Brown wrote:
> I have been following the "Greenlee Voltage Stick" posts. I bought a $5
> Radio Shack Voltage detector and had similar problems figuring out which
> bulb is burned out in a series xmas light string..
> So the question is How do you find the burned out bulb?? If I had my magic
> wand I would create a pen sized stick with a hole in the bottom that you
> slip over the suspect bulb (while it still plugged into a powered string).
> If it buzzed (or didn't buzz) then you pop the bulb out with the attached
> grippers (Kind of like a screw holder, except sharper). It should be easy
> because you have a 120 VAC differential across the burned out bulb, but
> essentially nothing across a good bulb.
> Hmmm... maybe I should also post this to sci.electronics.design and see if
> any of the whiz bang designers over there have any good ideas. Hey guys
> over there, build a million, sell a million, make a million, $$ that is!
> See the original series of posts in sci.engr.lighting, under the thread
> "Greelee Voltage Stick".
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