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  1. How can I measure the current through  the fan motors ? Can you give me the concept or something ?
    And how can I make them indicate the faulty fan where there are more than 1 fan ?

    A low value resistor connected in series with the fan can be used to measure the current flowing through it. The voltage across the resistor, therefore the current, can be calculated using Ohm's law.

    Each fan will need to have its own current sensing resistor.

  2. I'm building the Rev7 0-30v 5A design, but I'm modifying it as I go. I'm disabled and bedridden, so I can only work on it for short periods, but I can think about it for long periods :-)

     I'm trying to learn as I go, and I've chosen this project as my learning platform. I look at the various design choices and options, and the different changes made by others, and try to understand the effects of each change, then try to choose modifications based on what is cheap and what I've already got in stock (scavenged parts). I'd like to ask a lot of questions,  but I hesitate to bother people here, so I try to work out the answers myself.

    I don't want to imply that the published design is less than optimal, when what I'm really interested in is learning and trying to understand what options there are.Here's an example. I'm going to use an lm317 to hold 33v instead of the D13 zener. It lets me widen the range of usable op amps.


    Could you please post the schematic.

    Sorry if you've already posted it. This thread is 76 pages long and many of the links are broken.

  3. I can see some not coming through due to the user base size, but your mods?

    The new forum software has brought with it a few problems. Lots of the old posts, threads and attachments have gone and some users have experienced difficulty uploading attachments.


    Overall its much more quiet than before. I think we should go back to the old software. The new software has been given a fair trial and the forum as only deteriorated further, so it's time to go back. Of course the admin has the final decision.

  4. Of course the TDA7297 is not too small to fit on a PCB. Any IC can be mounted on a PCB, no matter how small.

    I think what he's saying is it's not the right shape to fit on a breadboard or stripboard. For a start don't even consider trying with breadboard, which isn't suitable as the current is too high. As for a stripboard: the pins can easily be bent so it'll fit and assemble it as neatly and as compactly as possible.

  5. I set my Avatar photo but I still do not have a box allowing me to attach anything. I will check my clock here since it it 9:53AM where I am.

    Let me see the time here.


    The clock does not show on my post, it might show later


    Did you upload your avatar from your hard drive or somewhere else on the Internet?

    Usually I'd advise you install all the relevant updates for your browser and operating system but I'm able to post attachments from my work's PC which is running an old version of Firefox.

  6. "The forum was dead before the upgrade."
    It wasn't as dead as it is now. On average there was about 10 to 20 posts per week until you killed it.

    "I hope with the upgrade will motivate more users to participate."
    So far that hasn't happened. Apart from this thread, only a few posts in another thread over the last two weeks.

    I suppose it's your site so you can do with it what you like and if you want it to die then so be it.

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