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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Or you could stick some of this on it? (to make green? - worth a try for 298p?)

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Where do you put the sensors for the outside temp for us novices.
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Post by crb » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:04 pm

Nooooo, they have sold out - some bu&&er bought the last 2!!! Just my luck - I missed out on the BX window decals as well :cry:

Although might have a look at this one with a battery guage as well. Not sure it will fit where the clock is though - I'll have to measure up at the weekend.

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Post by crb » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:06 pm

Jay - I know vaguely where you'll be keeping your BX - I might have to pop round and 'borrow' one of them just so that I can look at the shiny sensor :lol:
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Post by JayW » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:39 pm

crb wrote:Jay - I know vaguely where you'll be keeping your BX - I might have to pop round and 'borrow' one of them just so that I can look at the shiny sensor :lol:
Pop round anytime, but i'm hiding my thermometers from you! :lol:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:34 pm

I'm sure they'll have more in stock if you send them a message. When I bought mine there were many sellers selling the same one but less now (can only find it in white).

The external sensor I mounted inside the passenger door mirror - threading the wire through the existing rubber tubing for neatness.
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Post by JayW » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:59 pm

I have zero patience for your tedium.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:02 pm

In other news, I've managed to repair an inverter that I've been meaning to fix for the last 5 years!

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It failed when I connected an old style CRT TV to it, which I think drew a large surge of current to start it. The problem turned out to be that several of the MOSFETs on the output side had gone short circuit. After replacing 8 of them (not cheap at nearly £2 each!) it now seems to be working OK! It was a present from Lana so had a bit of sentimental value - would have been a shame to bin it.
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:16 pm

An inverter has sentimental value :lol: Sorry mate, i'd hate to think how sentimental you must get with the important stuff :shock: :wink: :lol: Always nice to see something being fixed rather than the usual, chuck it away mentality 8)
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:23 pm

mat_fenwick wrote: It was a present from Lana so had a bit of sentimental value - would have been a shame to bin it.
oh crap, I told Lana to buy you a new one because she didn't know what to get you for valentine's day :lol:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:35 pm

:lol: Maybe sentimental was the wrong word! Just that if you buy something yourself, you don't mind as much if it fails and you have to bin it (not that I like throwing anything away!) But it feels really bad throwing away something that was bought as a present.
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:46 pm

Is the inverter destined to power a washer jet heater system in the BX?

You could perhaps install seat heaters with that too.

mmmm....... heated seats.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:57 pm

It isn't, but that thread did remind me of it! It's rated at 1kW (given sufficient battery and alternator capacity) so should manage a few heating elements.
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Post by Willy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:51 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:It isn't, but that thread did remind me of it! It's rated at 1kW (given sufficient battery and alternator capacity) so should manage a few heating elements.
Maybe use for your patent pending windscreen washer hose heater :wink:
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:38 pm

1KW :shock:

That's 100A input.

After a minute full power use, you may have to replace those transistors again.

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