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  • 13 hours ago

    Answer must be "yes", but what do you mean by "to and fro", do you want to move the whole sprinkler across a large field, greenhouse or garden lawn or something else?
  • 13 hours ago

    I was amazed back in year 2000 what was available if you were prepared to pay for all the knowledge, experience and design that was available in commercial servo controllers. Plug in your motor, plug in...
  • 20 hours ago

    One option is to have a drilled hole and pass the thermocouple through that to the desired position. The hole can be sealed with the glue/solvent used to produce the box. A plug can be permanently fixed...
  • 1 day ago

    Those chips (at least the DE475-501N44A) have special mounting considerations (heat sinking, etc.) based on how you are using them. IXYS has an application guide specifically for it at https://ixysrf.com/application-guides/...
  • 1 day ago

    @dickytax

    There is a program on Windows called 'Snipping Tool'. Find it by clicking the Windows icon (bottom left) scroll down to Windows Accessories - Snipping tool
    A box will open....
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