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07-27-2008, 09:10 PM #1Regular Guest
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Trane Voyager Test Resistors
Hi all you wonderfull and talented guys!!!!!! With all the DIY help I got on my last question I have a new one for all of you. I have all the resistors to put Voyagers into the test modesl cool1 cool2 etc etc. What I want to do is make a all in one thing-a-ma-gig to hold all the resistors. for example I have a little project box about the size of a cigarette pack. I was going to put the resistors in the box and have alligator clips on the outside, but I did not want to have 8 alligator clips hanging out of each side. I was trying to think of some way to make some sort of way to plug the alligator clip into the project box. Has anybody ever made something like this?
07-27-2008, 09:12 PM #2
I do believe they are called decade boxes.Merry Christmas
07-27-2008, 09:24 PM #3
The Trane parts center in my area sells a small decade wheel with all those resistances on it for like 30 bucks. Might save you a bit of effort
07-27-2008, 10:08 PM #4
If you like, you can get a rotary switch at Radio Shack and mount the resistors so that you have a shunt position and a position for each resistor. Put it into the box with a set of test leads, and you have saved $20, and maybe learned a little about the lost art of kit building.
Rotary switches can be a little daunting, but with an ohmeter, you can figure it out.
07-27-2008, 10:19 PM #5
here is one i made. The resistors are under the black heat shrink. This one i used switches but i ended up changing them to push buttons. it just had 2 leads coming out of it with some aligator clips on the end. I really liked using it, but the units have test mode its kind of worthless anyway. I also ended up leaving it on a roof somewhere time to make a new one i guess.
07-27-2008, 11:45 PM #6
Maybe I'm thinking too simple, but if you just get a POT, and a meter you can adjust it to what you need, and bam, got what you want in one small package"If you call that hard work, a koalas life would look heroic."
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07-28-2008, 12:10 AM #7
07-28-2008, 01:08 AM #8Professional Member
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I've replaced about 8 Voyager "zone monitors" for bad system slide switches and kept the old ZMs for parts. Five years ago, I took one, jumped the board inside for auto system, and use it for a tester. I used it again last Friday twice.jt
07-28-2008, 01:31 AM #9Professional Member
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- Surrey BC
$30 bucks? depends on what day of the week it is and who sells it to you
07-28-2008, 01:49 AM #10
If you get the nice one with the cannons who buys beer on fridays the price is always good. But I believe truck stock is how i picked it up. So sky is the limit.