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Old 08-15-2013, 01:02 PM
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I'll wait to see the side-by-side comparisons of coiled and uncoiled wire after a ground strike. Absent that, I remain a skeptic, because the inductance of coiled irrigation wire (it is inductance that blocks a voltage spike) is going to be close to zero.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:32 PM
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I'll wait to see the side-by-side comparisons of coiled and uncoiled wire after a ground strike. Absent that, I remain a skeptic, because the inductance of coiled irrigation wire (it is inductance that blocks a voltage spike) is going to be close to zero.
I am sure if any of us could arrange for you to be directly involved in such an event, we would. Until then....
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:43 PM
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I'll wait to see the side-by-side comparisons of coiled and uncoiled wire after a ground strike. Absent that, I remain a skeptic, because the inductance of coiled irrigation wire (it is inductance that blocks a voltage spike) is going to be close to zero.
Being a audio desgine engineer, your safe with your skepticism. Their are reasons for coiled wire many...... in rragation their are no critical reasons. Outside of storeing extra inches of wire for future service.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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1/2 inch pipe. It's done as a measure of safety against lightning
Did you just say this out loud just now
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:31 PM
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Being a audio desgine engineer, your safe with your skepticism. Their are reasons for coiled wire many...... in rragation their are no critical reasons. Outside of storeing extra inches of wire for future service.
Being an audio design engineer leads one to think that you would:

1) spell better or
2) use spell check
sorry.....

Regardless, i would rather:

1) coil the wire and at least benefit from the extra wire.
2) ground the controller to a ground rod.
3) use copper dissipation sleeves.
4) use recommended MOVs.
5) use ground plates or mats on more expensive controllers.
6) read ASIC guidelines 100 - 2000 for more information.
7) do the job to the best of my ability and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:34 PM
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Did you just say this out loud just now
your point?
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:38 PM
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Being a audio design engineer, you're safe with your skepticism...........
Outside of ancient radio circuits, I can't picture inductors that are simply coils of wire with an air core. Are they sometimes employed in speaker crossovers?
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:48 PM
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Being an audio design engineer leads one to think that you would:

1) spell better or
2) use spell check
sorry.....

Regardless, i would rather:

1) coil the wire and at least benefit from the extra wire.
2) ground the controller to a ground rod.
3) use copper dissipation sleeves.
4) use recommended MOVs.
5) use ground plates or mats on more expensive controllers.
6) read ASIC guidelines 100 - 2000 for more information.
7) do the job to the best of my ability and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

I swear its the auto correct on the android......
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:42 PM
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I swear its the auto correct on the android......
You're not the first to screw up posting with a phone. I've seen Rooster do it all the time.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:04 PM
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You're not the first to screw up posting with a phone. I've seen Rooster do it all the time.
While i doubt that it is "all the time", i have had my share. And then some.
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