This is a discussion on DIY electric components within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Radio shack is gone. I can do electric things myself. Where to buy components? Online sucks if they take information. I want things that are ...
Radio shack is gone.
I can do electric things myself.
Where to buy components? Online sucks if they take information.
I want things that are sometimes obsucre. I can fix an old chainsaw coil with a diode.I can make battery chargers, with a solar panel adding a diode. I have wiring to make aaa-9V solar charger that will charge most batteries....did I post that?
Where to get parts now?
I hate Chinesium parts but if that is all there is....
I am thinking of building a CNC router in the next few months. I am planning on buying the components from these folks:
Their prices seem to be about the best, certainly better than Amazon. But, like you say, buying them online is a pain in the neck.
rest in peace Corporal Bradley Coy 06/08/92-10/24/14
Use your components to make a time machine. Use time machine to go back when Radio Shack existed and buy all you want, at a big discount. Stuff was cheap back then.
Back on track.
I have a 9N ford with a cutout for the generator. That is it shuts bat off when key is off to bat/genny.
All the new ones are Chi-Com cheap. They last a year at most. I've been using a wire from gen to bat, only after started. So it charges, have to dicconet before shutting off , or discharge.
You can make a cutout, using a bridged rectiferer that radio shack used to sell
Just get 4 diodes and make the bridge rectifier.
RobotsAndComputers - My CNC Build - I sourced the parts I didn't already have from various sources. I think it cost me about $500 total. Then I couldn't think of a thing to do with it, so I sold it