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Battery & power controller questions


Advice on out-of the box setup, floating advice and any other hints

tfb

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Post Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:51 pm

Battery & power controller questions

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Post Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:11 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions

Remove the centre bolt on the side with the battery cover and one side bolt, it will then slide out. The switch is to switch battery backup on/off.

tfb

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Post Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions

Thank you.

A hint for people as stupid as me: before you reassemble the thing with the batteries in it, check that there are volts across the battery pack, because it's really easy for the batteries not to make contact properly (this isn't a problem with the battery holder it's just something that these things always suffer from in my experience).

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:03 am

Re: Battery & power controller questions

The battery holders are tighter than they could be, possibly the rechargeable cells are a bit bigger but they should make an allowance for that. Probably shaving an extra mm off somewhere adds up to a large saving over a few thousand mouldings.

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:32 am

Re: Battery & power controller questions

I think all battery holders are like this -- certainly all the ones I've used have been.

Slghtly related question: do you know what the power consumption is when the nixies are off (and when they're on I suppose, I have the 5-tube one). Based on holding my hand over it it can't be very high. I'm just wondering if I should worry about turning it off the way I worry about turning (incandescent) bulbs off, but I suspect not.

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions

If the clock is stable, about 300-350mA at 15V. I will need to measure the input to the wall wart but I would guess in the region of 6W. If the tubes are off it's about 100mA.

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:14 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions

Thanks: no need to measure it unless you want to: anything ~10W is really so low it doesn't matter I think (and with the nixies off it sounds more like 1.5W from what you say).

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Post Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions

What position should the switch be in to enable battery backup?

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Post Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Re: Battery & power controller questions


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