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    I've also found that just holding the leads from the box in contact for a few seconds until the test starts is sufficient and often works better than leaving it attached.

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    Soooooo you know you can use a quarter and get the same results. Take some sandcloth to the test posts and a quarter fits right in between the posts. If you don't want the compressor(s) to start during the winter, disconnect the contactor(s)
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyscardina View Post
    After using a jumper to use test mode on the voyager RTUs, I saw multiple issues. First, you may accidently skip past the mode you want if you're not paying close enough attention. Second, you have to pass cooling first, not the greatest of ideas when it's really cold outside.

    So, I made myself a nice box with resistors for all the test modes, plus a resistor to simulate a low enthalpy situation. Next one will be a plastic box, as well as one mode on the dial for just a straight jumper.

    I already had one guy at work ask for me to make him one. If there's any interest, I can price my materials and see what they'd cost.

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    In my first post I stated that I know you can just short test 1 and test 2. Plus, this is faster.

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    Id be interested as well if you develop these! Keep us updated!!

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    Okay so I priced this at making 10 since resistors come in 10 packs. Total for materials plus shipping was 92.50, divide by 10 and it's 9.25 in materials each. Just gotta figure what build time and shipping is worth...Say I ship in a small flat rate box, those are 5.95 so shipping is fixed:

    Materials: $9.25
    Shipping: $5.95
    Labor: $?

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    Cool stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyscardina View Post
    Okay so I priced this at making 10 since resistors come in 10 packs. Total for materials plus shipping was 92.50, divide by 10 and it's 9.25 in materials each. Just gotta figure what build time and shipping is worth...Say I ship in a small flat rate box, those are 5.95 so shipping is fixed:

    Materials: $9.25
    Shipping: $5.95
    Labor: $?

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    As long as the post office don't think it's a bomb, should be good to go!

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    Talked to some guys at work and some guys at school, seems like $30 is about right, probably $35 shipped. I'm also going to try making the enclosure from PVC parts with 2 studs sticking out the bottom so you can just touch it to test 1&2 as opposed to leaving it connected.

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    When I make mine, plastic enclosure, leads, and magnet on the back.

    Chase


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    How and when can I order one Anthony? My email address is in my profile.

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    can you add a diagram off how you wired this things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyscardina View Post
    Talked to some guys at work and some guys at school, seems like $30 is about right, probably $35 shipped. I'm also going to try making the enclosure from PVC parts with 2 studs sticking out the bottom so you can just touch it to test 1&2 as opposed to leaving it connected.

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    ill take one whenever there available

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    They have decade boxes on Ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Brutus View Post
    They have decade boxes on Ebay
    Obviously you failed to read my post and why I chose to build this vs use a decade box. I own both and use them for very different things.

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    Obviously I was trying to help.

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    It seemed like you were saying that everyone should just buy a decade box instead of what I'm making. If they choose to use a decade box that's fine. I didn't share my invention to make money, I make enough at my full time job.

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    No I thought people was just trying to find one.

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    Here's how it's wired, not much to it really.

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    That's really cool. What increment of resistors did u use. And the Watts.

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