3413Re: [probe_control] Scanner Power
- Dec 1, 2005I'm about as far as one could get from an engineer too, Dino--
but the implications sound fascinating!
It's not 'babbling' at ALL! Thanks for sharing your thoughts
with the list!
>Greetings, All,for so
> I had a thought the other day; working with electronics
>long one doesn't stop to actually "think" of the basicsanymore, it
>becomes just routine & one ignores it much like one ignorestying
>shoes (it happens almost on its own).magnet is at
> Anyway, since the scanner is magnetic, assuming the
>the back where it "attaches" to the ring, neck chain, etc.,a coil of
>fine wire wrapping around the inside of the casing - such asone for
>its antenna - would be subjected to the magnet's lines offlux
>(technical term for magnetic field).knows that
> Anyone familiar with basic electronics (or electricity)
>a wire coil exposed to a megnetic field in just the rightway has a
>voltage induced into the coil. While something on thescanner's scale
>wouldn't produce all that much power, it might provideenough for the
>scanner to "idle" on its own when it's not receiving powerform of
>transmission from Probe Control. Those transmissions (in the
>radio waves) could feasibly provide the extra power neededfor normal
>scanner operation as they also induce voltage in the antennacoil.
>(Like ordinary radio waves provide the power for crystalradio
>reception - no power source other than the radio signal yetthe
>crystal receiver still works.)all work
> I'm not an engineer & even thinking about how it would
>together with the varying power levels Control sends out tooperate
>the different scanner functions makes my brain hurt. But thetheory
>seems somewhat realistic.
>Well, enough of my babbling for now.
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