Thread: Small update to website
08-21-2007, 04:59 PM #1
Small update to website
I put some updates showing how I want to integrate the real power to the sim into the sim's aircraft logic. You can see it here: http://www.freewebs.com/flightlevel1...andstartup.htm
Of course, this is all depending on if I can safely connect components in this manner, but Im sure with some fiddling, it can be done like this.
Take care all!
08-21-2007, 07:39 PM #2
I too want to do something similar. This may be stating the obvious, but be aware of large amp loads from "piggybacking'" the surge strips as shown. I have asked an electrician friend to evaluateMaybe a simple relay sysytem? But I am impressed by your attention to detail. Great update.
08-21-2007, 10:53 PM #3
Thanks for the kind comments- and yes, I know I will need to get my father in law to help me on that electrical load. However, there is a way to do it-just maybe not quite with surge protectors! Did you mean evaluate my particular set up? Please do if you did, that would be grand!
08-21-2007, 11:03 PM #4
Nice diagram on your site.
When I built this room my sim is in I made sure I was on a separate 25 amp circuit when I wired it.
I'm running all sorts of power supplies as well as cooling fans and the computer.
Other times I might have the whole studio turned on.
Most of this stuff doen't draw much current, but it's good to be prepared.
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08-22-2007, 11:38 AM #5
Gonna' Check and See
Today I will measure the amp draw on the outlet I am wired into just to see where I'm at and where I can go with mine. I too am runnin them in a "daisy chain" arrangement now. I think the projector will be the biggest draw, followed by the surround system. My only concern really with Tomlins diagram would be the last surge protector in the "daisy chain", but I do beleive most come with a "reset" button, however I don't know if this is for a surge spike or if it will "open" on an increasing load. I love this conglomeration of hobbies; tinkering, wood working, fabrication, computer "programming", electrical engineering, instrument and control configuration. Could it get any more challenging? I hope so.
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