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Old 08-18-2018, 09:00 PM
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Default Amanda working - fish tank stand

Amanda's fish tank stand she designed using CAD.

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Old 08-19-2018, 02:25 PM
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Smile Lamp/LED test

More Options for indicator wiring.

Option #3 - If you want a "Test Switch' that is separate from the indicators -



Option #4 - This uses one of the indicators (must have a momentary switch) as a "Push To Test" option -



In both case above the diodes keep the indicator circuits isolated during normal use.
The diodes aren't critical and the ones you use across the starter and master relays will work fine.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:14 PM
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black color version. the lights were installed with the d-sub option attached. a very easy install. I like it.

how about this one Gil? send me your address and I'll have Amanda ship.











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Simplicity is the art in design.

see Amanda Melton for www.rvplasticparts.com

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:03 AM
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last layer printed at 0 degree. may improve the look but it's not perfectly smooth. it's about the best I can do.

this is the low profile overlap width, 0.1".

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Simplicity is the art in design.

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:18 AM
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Default Texture

Are you printing it face down?

I have a tempered glass plate on the heated bed that I print on, and the plastic adjacent to the plate is usually very smooth...

Just curious...
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:19 AM
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last layer printed at 0 degree. may improve the look but it's not perfectly smooth. it's about the best I can do.

this is the low profile overlap width, 0.1".

If it's ABS you can do an acetone vapor bath for a smooth surface finish. If it hasn't been discussed already.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:53 PM
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The dimmer should be a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) device so it will be insensitive to the load (number of lamps/leds) on it.
Something like these should do the job -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...channelpwm.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...channelpwm.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...er13-15799.php

Choose the number of individual dimming controls applicable to your panel.

Note - For my panel, I think I will use Option 2 with the warning light power line also being connected to the illuminated
logos/icons on my rocker switches so they are illuminated day and night, but still controlled by the "Panel Lights Dim" knob for night use.
Here is another PWM dimmer. It is a little less expensive and could be added to the indicator panel. http://www.kicklighting.com/PWM-dimm...ch-for-LED.htm
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:42 PM
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Here is another PWM dimmer. It is a little less expensive and could be added to the indicator panel. http://www.kicklighting.com/PWM-dimm...ch-for-LED.htm
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That would do it, but I would like to hear that it has already been used in several airplane projects without creating any interference.

It's basis seems to be for home use -

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Old 08-22-2018, 12:52 PM
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Default Another option

I have been using this one in my plane and I'm very happy with it:
http://www.periheliondesign.com/egpavr.htm

Just another option to consider. I have no affiliation, just a satisfied customer.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:00 PM
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