Tuesday, May 30, 2017

perfect timing...

The weirdest things get me excited.  I really love this timer circuit I found for the new Pepino how to video series I am doing.  The one I have been using for the pump on my DIY swamp cooler was twice the price of this one, came in kit form, and only had rough timing adjustments via micro potentiometers.  This new one comes fully assembled, has 18 different programmable functions (I only need function #6), and I can precisely punch in the on/off timing cycle down to the millisecond.  The "chinglish" instructions are a little difficult to understand, but thanks to YouTube videos like this I figured out what is what.  79,83,58,0,B

14 comments:

Margery Bills said...

Good find.

Jon P said...

Just its title name confuses me... "FRM01-24 24V 1 Channel 18 Kinds Of Functions Multifunction Relay Module Loop Delay Timer Switch Self-Locking"
That's a mouth full.

Larry G said...

maybe a little irony - a guy living off the grid in Texas is relying on a guy in China... to help?

;-)

John Wells said...

Larry G...the world is not such a big place after all. We are all in it together.

Gary Kelley said...

It amazes me what can be found on Amazon

davidfe said...

John, HOw are you handling the 24 volts?

Larry G said...

on your video with the battery - which I found interesting, I as hoping to get a closer look at your our cabling and inverter rig.... maybe some time next time!

John Wells said...

davidfe...the circuit can handle input voltage of 10 - 24 VDC. My system is 12 VDC.

Mage said...

I'm enjoying all your posts.

Lara B said...

I enjoy your posts too, they intrigue and entertain, pulling me into the world of sustainable living, when I never had much of an interest before discovering The Field Lab.

John Wells said...

hmmm...Keep in mind that as far as "sustainable living" goes - although I get my power and water from the sky, just about everything else comes courtesy of my DSL line and Amazon Prime.

Larry G said...

thus the "lab" in Field Lab! If John actually completely lived "off grid" - none of us would know it until he wrote a book about it.. after the fact!

there are lots of thought-provoking aspects to John's adventure... the way he is doing it.

I now look longingly at homes with substantial porches.. remembering back to a time when
my grandad and grandmom did not have air conditioning nor running water or electricity.

They sat on the porch in the evenings in the summer until it cooled down enough to go to bed.

The salt fish sat in a smoke house next to where the hams and other cured meat sat. The well was used until it ran out and we had to carry water from the spring in the pasture. Winter, we all crowded into the "setting room" where the only stove aside from the Kitchen fired up and then upstairs to beds with quilts and literally Prince Edward cans in the stinky hallway.

When the day came where they could get a house with electricity and running water.. there was no hesitation... the truck was loaded and rolling to the new home.. lickidty split!

But have always wondered since then if someone COULD live with solar panels and other on-site stuff for independent living.

John's living that life and .. sharing it.. and more than a few folks are appreciative of his living it and sharing it ... and John's efforts at "online"!






Margery Bills said...

Yes, Larry, that is how it was. I was remembering the other morning about how as a child we played outside during the day and then in the late afternoon while visiting family or friends near Applachia, we had to go inside and take a bath and put on clean clothes and sit on the porch to greet the fathers when they came home from work. Then, after dinner, we all sat on the porch and and had some lemonade until it cooled down and would catch fireflies and put them in a jar. Also the Big Dipper and North Star were pointed out to us.

Larry G said...

fireflies.. yes.. forgot that! what part of Appalachia... my place was Sparta, Va.