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#16 Old 07-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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Well to ensure that you fixed it properly it needs a test drive after repairs haha


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Test rig that I built and just finished up the final tests. It uses timer relays to charge up two banks of 9900uF capacitors and dumps all the power into a single power resistor. We were doing stress testing, looking for failure rates of different branded resistors.

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Right now I'm doing heat tests/airflow tests on a prototype power converter. If I remember I'll snap a couple photos. Now that I've bored you, you can get ready for bed!

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when im not having fun in the rex i get to play with another turbo in this home everyday and weekends off!! [IMG][/IMG]
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Test rig that I built and just finished up the final tests. It uses timer relays to charge up two banks of 9900uF capacitors and dumps all the power into a single power resistor. We were doing stress testing, looking for failure rates of different branded resistors.

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Here are a few of the failed resistors cut open. You can see it's just nichrome wrapped around a tube, sealed in sand, and shoved into a big heat sink.

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Right now I'm doing heat tests/airflow tests on a prototype power converter. If I remember I'll snap a couple photos. Now that I've bored you, you can get ready for bed!
Nothing boring about that man. That's the stuff that makes the world a better place...and that most of us could never do lol!


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Most of the time my job is like unionized day labor. But when i get to play with the big boys toys its a good day.
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[QUOTE=rex2002;319730]when im not having fun in the rex i get to play with another turbo in this home everyday and weekends off!!

I'm jealous I've been wanting to get my fifth wheel endorsement. Is the rig yours?
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when im not having fun in the rex i get to play with another turbo in this home everyday and weekends off!!

I'm jealous I've been wanting to get my fifth wheel endorsement. Is the rig yours?
No its not mine. I just drive for ryder that deals with Toyota delivery service to and from the toyota manufacturing plant. easy money are you planning on doing long haul over the road??
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No, I just like driving the heavy stuff. We have a few tractor trailers at my job but they won't lend them out for a road test. Not gonna spend 2gs for driving school.
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what i did to get my cdl was i went and worked for coca-cola. got my cdl for only the cost of the licence fee. i think i paid less than $200 bucks to get my cdl. no school required.
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Need a new pair of sneakers? I got you! Sooooo...these are all the people that have a day job huh?.?.

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Everyone has much better day jobs than me lol! I work tech support for a cell phone company, the amount of stupid I deal with on a daily basis is mind numbing.


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Lol! I bet. This is the thread you can share those ridiculous calls with though. I'm always game for a good laugh.

And btw, there's NO fun in dealing with tires that weigh as much as I do all day lol!


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This is what I do for a living. Working on the oil rigs.
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Pic of the Derrick where all the action happens. Drill drill drill baby
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That's pretty sick. Looks like it would be something different everyday. And always have to be on your toes I'd love it.


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Nice man! Def a job I'd do!


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