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HAPPY Birthday (whoops) "NEW YEAR" ... Forum Users! (Especially "Candle or Fire" users.)

Best - "to all who see these presents."      (writing "borrowed" from a past U.S. Gov't certificate)

May 2018 bring health, peace/friendship, and "programming success" - to all here...

(as the (bit) errant Subject Line/Thread Title) reveals  -  one

  • should not "drive"
  • nor  "compose/design"

while, "under the influence."

Happy & successful New Year to all...

(in slight (very slight) defense - cb1 birthday - (very) close to this date!)

Must "seize the moment" and offer deep "thanks" to the many  forum Agents  who  generously,  "Guide those here (especially moi) to programming & design Success!"      Mercî.

It may perhaps be noted that simple  "candles"  are no longer the (sole/only) means to,  "illuminate a celebration."      (note the "pleasing glow" from one "more "inspired!")

(and - for those (sure to ask) ... ...  "Not YET - have we, "Burned down our Lab!")

 And - for  "extra credit" ...  why are the "Left-most" candle replacements  outperforming  those  further right?

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  • Why are there 4 candles versus 3?

    ADC current regulation is perhaps one reason each wire brightness level cascades from highest left to right. Great discussion for TM4C129x PWM group enthusiast dive into. Seemingly PWM duty cycle is stepping current (cyclic). Perhaps replace wires with incandescent lamps for eye clarity visual effect?
  • In reply to BP101:

    Four such (modern) "Copper Wire Candles" were chosen as they are, "IN PARALLEL" (note the two machined copper Bus-Bars) and FOUR (Not Three)  "Wire Candles" were required to support the Current Output by the, "TWO PHASE PATH" those "Bus-Bars & "Wire Candles" completed.    (One Phase Sourced - second Phase Sunk.)    There were NOT "Individual Phase Outputs" to each candle.    (SOME further Attention to Detail (the high res photo) (may) be required...)

    No (pardon) "tired/so limited, 120MHz MCU" was employed in this attempt at  "Semi-High Tech."

    Incandescent Bulbs have been stockpiled - are the "highly preferred means of lighting" w/in "Chez cb1 firm's" artful facility ... described by those visitors as,  "back room - behind (another) back room...)    

    And - as you surely know - the resistance (actually impedance) of such bulbs "changes drastically" as current flows and the filament GLOWS!      (We'd  EXPLODE the bulb if we applied FULL CURRENT too quickly - and w/out (proper) "ramping/conditioning.")      (clearly - outside our interest)

    Extra Credit "remains" available - answer having (yet) to arrive...      (There IS "clear reason" which explains "Why the left-most candles ... Glow more brightly!

  • Nice space heater. Out of curiosity what is the metal used for the elements (presumably not Wolfram).

    Robert

    And in answer to the question, it's obviously wired wrong
  • In reply to Robert Adsett:

    What "space heater" - have I not (long) told you that cb1 "strives" for "1 Design" yielding "Multiple Benefits!"     (MAX SALES - thus FLIES from warehouse shelves - enabling more "time sailing" - w/"unruly" (yet way cute) gurl crüe.

    Device shown supplies (necessary) HEAT AND LIGHT (don't be too cold - nor blink) - and "unfortunate insect" eradication!"     (i.e. they're "drawn to the flame" - are they not?)

    And - what wrong wiring?      Note the "location of power entry" to the bus bars.      Both bus-bars & "elements/candles" are copper (alloy provided (only) upon request and w/order...)

  • In reply to cb1_mobile:

    cb1_mobile
    What "space heater" - have I not (long) told you that cb1 "strives" for "1 Design" yielding "Multiple Benefits

    And a local cooking appliance for small critter?

    cb1_mobile
    And - what wrong wiring?      Note the "location of power entry" to the bus bars.

    That's what I was noting.

    cb1_mobile
     Both bus-bars & "elements/candles" are copper

    Ah, I was expecting the elements would be something more like kanthal. Manginin might work for reducing the temperature dependence.

    Robert

  • In reply to cb1_mobile:

    Wow - feeble New Years brain washing desired to see 3 or 4 phases burning through the darkness. Ok - 1st (parallel) wire brightest being the quickest path to ground? Assuming all wires resistances match closely.
  • In reply to Robert Adsett:

    My bad on wrong wiring idea, had assumed it was some kind of a 3 phase load source. Check out (MyPersonalHeater.com) mobile heater goes with you any room with wall sockets, most humans simply call them slots in the wall -- plugs
  • In reply to Robert Adsett:

    Robert Adsett
    cb1_mobile
     Both bus-bars & "elements/candles" are copper

    Or an alloy I couldn't recall while writing the above. Copel.

    Robert

  • In reply to Robert Adsett:

    You Sir - are (now) getting very, very HOT!

    Lest I (mistakenly) or thru passion - reveal firm's "IP" secrets - may I announce a "Sharing of the Extra Credit Reward" - and that between yourself -and the esteemed BP.

    Buckle in - raise your seat backs to, "Full Upright Position" (while grasping your TM4C manual) and bask in "First Prize as, One Week in charming Teaneck, N.J."     (Second Prize - Two Weeks.)      Oh and a sister firm has a very nice "TM4C Tech Training Centre" nearby - and boasts, "Creation of Functional Headlines" (beyond forum's delightfully precise/inspiring,  (and permitted to continue): "TM4C: TM4C"!)

    Hard to "improve upon such perfection" - yet we/they "Do try..."       Note too: - a ready quantity of  (discarded)  R9/R10 "Plague-Istors" - retrieved from those posters who (somehow) avoided Jersey's tall cliffs...

  • In reply to BP101:

    Secondly as Ralphy tells flag pole admirer "double dare U" others singing "you'll get your tongue stuck." Ralphy ignored Santa's warning "You'll shoot your eye out."

    Moral is you sometimes get the cold end of hot stick as a random Red Ryder BB gun shoots your eye out.

  • In reply to cb1_mobile:

    cb1_mobile
    First Prize as, One Week in charming Teaneck, N.J."

    And there really is such a place. The Wikipedia picture of its Municipal building almost looks as if it was part of the Back to the Future set.

    Robert

  • In reply to Robert Adsett:

    Robert Adsett
    And there really is such a place.

    Mais certainement mon ami - mais certainement...    How possibly could, "So pristine a Tech Reward" be offered up - w/any "hint" of  "forked tongue?"

    Should you "look further" - at/around that building - several "DeLoreans" reveal - each one "upgraded" via the addition of "CAN Connected" Systems.      (via vendor's LX4F & 4C123!)

    Might "real analysis" compare/contrast, "Back to the Future" vs. "Advance to the Past?"

    Gotta go - "McFly on Line 2!"     (and area code reveals "Jersey.")

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