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  • steve_03222
    Joe, Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off in the setup. I
    Message 1 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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      Joe,
      Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for
      daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off
      in the setup. I don't get the signal and manually set my console.
      One time I just changed the time by 1 hour and all seemed fine
      except for what you mentioned. I found the EDT on or off and use
      that now to change the hour ahead or behind. I am not home right
      now, but as I write it is probably listed as DST on or off.
      Steve



      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph R Vaughn"
      <jrvaughn@...> wrote:
      >
      > Both have the same time.
      >
      >
      >
      > Joe
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jaye
      Ellen
      > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:27 AM
      > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected
      >
      >
      >
      > Hi ---
      >
      >
      >
      > It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the
      Console
      > Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different...
      quirk of
      > the systems?
      >
      >
      >
      > Jaye Ellen
      >
      > On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn
      <jrvaughn@vaughnent.
      > <mailto:jrvaughn@...> com> wrote:
      >
      > I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been
      ignoring
      > it.
      >
      >
      >
      > Joe
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_
      > <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      group@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of M. A.P
      > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
      > To: wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > group@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
      following
      > error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding
      to WUHU as
      > it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time -
      It always
      > appears at around the same time but not every day.
      >
      > I don't see any curruption of the data.
      >
      >
      > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
      failures.
      > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
      attempting to
      > resume communications.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
      failures.
      > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
      attempting to
      > resume communications.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
      failures.
      > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
      attempting to
      > resume communications.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      > Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
      console.
      > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > Back to work after baby- how do you know when you're ready?
      > <http://lifestyle.msn.com/familyandparenting/articleNW.aspx?cp-
      documentid=57
      > 97498&ocid=T067MSN40A0701A>
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Jaye Ellen
      >
    • Joseph R Vaughn
      I get the time signal from Colorado and Bill Gates has set my CPU on daylight savings. I don t think that the issue. Joe ... From:
      Message 2 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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        I get the time signal from Colorado and Bill Gates has set my CPU on daylight savings. I don’t think that the issue.

         

        Joe

         

        -----Original Message-----
        From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of steve_03222
        Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:40 PM
        To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Corrupt data detected

         

        Joe,
        Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for
        daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off
        in the setup. I don't get the signal and manually set my console.
        One time I just changed the time by 1 hour and all seemed fine
        except for what you mentioned. I found the EDT on or off and use
        that now to change the hour ahead or behind. I am not home right
        now, but as I write it is probably listed as DST on or off.
        Steve

        --- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, "Joseph R Vaughn"
        <jrvaughn@.. .> wrote:

        >
        > Both have the same time.
        >
        >
        >
        > Joe
        >
        >
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
        > [mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com]
        On Behalf Of Jaye
        Ellen
        > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:27 AM
        > To: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
        > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_ group] Corrupt data detected
        >
        >
        >
        > Hi ---
        >
        >
        >
        > It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the
        Console
        > Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different...
        quirk of
        > the systems?
        >
        >
        >
        > Jaye Ellen
        >
        > On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn
        <jrvaughn@vaughnent .
        > <mailto:jrvaughn@ ...> com> wrote:
        >
        > I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been
        ignoring
        > it.
        >
        >
        >
        > Joe
        >
        >
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: wuhu_software_ <mailto:
        href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
        > group@yahoogroups. com
        [mailto:wuhu_ software_
        > <mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
        group@yahoogroups. com] On
        > Behalf Of M. A.P
        > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
        > To: wuhu_software_ <mailto:
        href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
        > group@yahoogroups. com
        > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_ group] Corrupt data detected
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
        following
        > error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding
        to WUHU as
        > it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time -
        It always
        > appears at around the same time but not every day.
        >
        > I don't see any curruption of the data.
        >
        >
        > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
        failures.
        > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
        attempting to
        > resume communications.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
        failures.
        > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
        attempting to
        > resume communications.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
        failures.
        > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
        attempting to
        > resume communications.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        > Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
        console.
        > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        >
        >
        >
        > _____
        >
        > Back to work after baby- how do you know when you're ready?
        > <
        href="http://lifestyle.msn.com/familyandparenting/articleNW.aspx?cp-">http://lifestyle. msn.com/familyan dparenting/ articleNW. aspx?cp-
        documentid=57
        > 97498&ocid=T067MSN4 0A0701A>
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > Jaye Ellen
        >

      • Rick
        Thats your atomic clock trying to update I believe. If your Clock and the console are off my more than 30 secs you will get those errors. RICK KOHWAPAK1
        Message 3 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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          Thats your atomic clock trying to update I believe. If your Clock and
          the console are off my more than 30 secs you will get those errors.

          RICK
          KOHWAPAK1

          http://www.wapakweather.com/


          --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "M. A.P" <m_a_p@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
          following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not
          responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio
          controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not
          every day.
          >
          > I don't see any curruption of the data.
          >
          >
          > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
          console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:15
          2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures.
          Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008
          > Attempting to re-open port COM2.Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2
          re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.Thu May 01
          01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected
          consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by
          re-opening the port.Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open
          port COM2.Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
          attempting to resume communications.Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed
          to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
          from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
          01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
          invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to
          retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
          detected.Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive
          communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the
          port.Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.Thu
          May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to
          resume communications.Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve
          weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu
          May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console.
          Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 >
          Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt
          data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather
          data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          > _________________________________________________________________
          > Back to work after baby–how do you know when you're ready?
          >
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          >
        • jdonovanwv5
          The ID on the tygon tubing is about 5/16 , just a hair over the 1/4 on the LaCrosse cover -- also the same length. I have the tubing set down low enough
          Message 4 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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            The ID on the tygon tubing is about 5/16", just a hair over the 1/4"
            on the LaCrosse cover -- also the same length. I have the tubing set
            down low enough (just about 2 mm over the pivot crest) that I believe
            not, the shield on the board is a good 3/4" higher, but will check
            after a good intense rain for inside moisture. Of course it carries
            twice the flow of water in an equivalent storm compared to the
            original. Splashing would not only endanger the board (shorting
            across the power lead) but also lose water, so I'll keep an eye on
            comparison to nearby stations. We had a couple of inches both this
            week and last, and so far, it looks to be consistent. I also have a
            calibration bottle that leaks out slowly, and it checks. But for
            splashing, it is how it handles intense rain that counts.

            I am not sure I have enough drain holes in the base, but I'll see
            what it looks like in there and if needed can pop more drain
            holes.....The bottom of the can is not a watertight fit either no
            hopefully it will stay dry in there.

            Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds switches
            of this type?

            Joe


            --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com,
            "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > Joe,
            >
            > Nice job on the bucket.
            >
            > I did have one question, at the end of the funnel, is the water
            > stream isolated so it does not spray water on to the circuit board?
            >
            > Thanks for sharing.
            >
            >
            >
          • Rich Brunnworth
            DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches. Rich ... -- Rich
            Message 5 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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              DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches.

              Rich

              jdonovanwv5 wrote:
              >
              >
              >
              > Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds switches
              > of this type?
              >

              >
              >

              --
              Rich
            • jdonovanwv5
              Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read what a specific reed
              Message 6 of 15 , May 2, 2008
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                Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                reedswitchance?

                Thanks in advance.......

                --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Rich Brunnworth
                <ibbrunnie@...> wrote:
                >
                > DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches.
                >
                > Rich
                >
                > jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds
                switches
                > > of this type?
                > >
                >
                > >
                >
              • Rich Brunnworth
                When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate. Basically you are looking for a
                Message 7 of 15 , May 2, 2008
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                  When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then
                  I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.

                  Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A, Digikey
                  part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.

                  Rich

                  jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                  >
                  > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                  > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                  > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                  > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                  > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                  > reedswitchance?
                  >



                  >

                  --
                  Rich
                • Jon Golubiewski
                  Newark.com and Mouser.com are two other electronics supply houses. Sometimes the minimum shipping will kill ya,
                  Message 8 of 15 , May 2, 2008
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                    Newark.com and Mouser.com are two other electronics supply houses.  Sometimes the minimum shipping will kill ya, so it's cheaper to try to find something local.

                    I just had to replace the reed switch in my rain bucket.  I went to Radio Shack, but couldn't find a reed switch.  They did have reed relay switches, so I grabbed one of those for $2-3 to see if I could make it work.  It worked just fine.  The reed switch relay is a reed switch with a coil to actuate the reed relay.  I didn't need the coil to actuate the relay, but I used the magnet on the tipping bucket instead and it worked fine.  I just used the contacts for the switch (as printed on the back of the package) and didn't use the contacts for the coil.  Bottom line is that if you can't find a reed switch, a reed relay switch will probably work just as well. 

                    I had also looked at using the magnetic switches used in alarm components.  However, they were generally normally closed (we need normally open or N.O.) and required a larger magnet.

                    Failsafe - go with what Rich recommended. 

                    Jon G.

                    On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...> wrote:

                    When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then
                    I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.

                    Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A, Digikey
                    part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.

                    Rich



                    jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                    >
                    > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                    > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                    > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                    > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                    > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                    > reedswitchance?
                    >

                    >

                    --
                    Rich


                  • jdonovanwv5
                    Thanks guys for sharing you experience! That s really helpful Joe ... Radio ... switches, ... It ... coil to ... relay, but I ... I just ... package) and ...
                    Message 9 of 15 , May 3, 2008
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                      Thanks guys for sharing you experience! That's really helpful

                      Joe


                      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Jon
                      Golubiewski" <NH4x4Jeep@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Newark.com <http://www.Newark.com> and Mouser.com
                      > <http://www.Mouser.com>are two other electronics supply houses.
                      > Sometimes the minimum shipping
                      > will kill ya, so it's cheaper to try to find something local.
                      >
                      > I just had to replace the reed switch in my rain bucket. I went to
                      Radio
                      > Shack, but couldn't find a reed switch. They did have reed relay
                      switches,
                      > so I grabbed one of those for $2-3 to see if I could make it work.
                      It
                      > worked just fine. The reed switch relay is a reed switch with a
                      coil to
                      > actuate the reed relay. I didn't need the coil to actuate the
                      relay, but I
                      > used the magnet on the tipping bucket instead and it worked fine.
                      I just
                      > used the contacts for the switch (as printed on the back of the
                      package) and
                      > didn't use the contacts for the coil. Bottom line is that if you
                      can't find
                      > a reed switch, a reed relay switch will probably work just as well.
                      >
                      > I had also looked at using the magnetic switches used in alarm
                      components.
                      > However, they were generally normally closed (we need normally open
                      or N.O.)
                      > and required a larger magnet.
                      >
                      > Failsafe - go with what Rich recommended.
                      >
                      > Jon G.
                      >
                      > On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...>
                      > wrote:
                      >
                      > > When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of
                      it, then
                      > >
                      > > I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.
                      > >
                      > > Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A,
                      Digikey
                      > > part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.
                      > >
                      > > Rich
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very
                      little
                      > > > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                      > > > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                      > > > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different
                      models
                      > > > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                      > > > reedswitchance?
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > > --
                      > > Rich
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >
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