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  • RS Components Support

    1 day ago

    Post DesignSpark PCB questions in the community forum
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics

    Don't edit components. When you place on a PCB use the Flip command...
  • RS Components Support

    1 day ago

    Look in the forum community for DesignSpark PCB
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics
    A recent discussion resolved this for a user.
  • Boss

    1 day ago

    I replied yesterday but unfortunately it has not appeared....
    Basically if we dissipate 'heat' just done out of interest! We need a minimum load of 28.8R to keep at 2kW, so require a series resistor...
  • davecole

    2 days ago

    Weirdly, that sounds like great fun!! I obviously mean scavenging for parts and making stuff, not the mud..
  • Tim canalside

    3 days ago

    Thanks for the reply, to answer your questions
    Yes it is off grid (canal boat) and the inverter is a Victron multi plus inverter/charger 12/volt 2000va/80amp
    It’s a pure sine wave 50hz
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andrewdobie

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Are you a Maker? We're here to help!

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Making Your Pulse Race! The new Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE Kit

New from the DesignSpark branded stable is the Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE kit. If you need sound, lights and Amazon Alexa, this is the kit for you!

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October 17, 2017 08:19

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A guide to the four basic functions of a motor starter

This article outlines the elements needed to safely control and protect the multiple AC motors that power today’s industrial facilities. This includes short circuit protection and isolation.

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