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(flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« on: September 02, 2006, 09:55:52 PM »
 How do you cope with everything electronic flashing 12:00, 12:00,12:00 and so on. After a brief blip or loss of power while transferring from generator to utility or vice versa?

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006, 11:35:33 PM »
A UPS perhaps?


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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 12:50:01 AM »
Some devices actually have a spot for a backup battery internally. Some devices require nothing more than a resistor, a capacitor, a zener, and a couple of blocking diodes to add a minute or two of backup power.  Of course, if the time is derived from the line frequency this makes for another problem.  And some require a little surgery to disable the clock.  I think that one time source per room is more than enough, and see no reason for everything electric or electronic in the house to have the time displayed.  I actually prefer the soothing tick tock of a windup clock, with bells on the top for an alarm.  And if all else fails, why then add a small ups just for the device.

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 12:53:57 AM »
Electric powered clocks? For what?

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 02:22:33 AM »
Oh I was going to post something here but now I read closer and people are saying "Electric Clocks"....

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006, 02:28:47 AM »
Doud, Doug, Doug.....(sigh)  and that was BELLS on top in my reply.

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 06:43:02 PM »
Flashing 12:00 ehhh??  Well, look at it this way; the clock is right twice a day!!!! ;D

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2006, 01:15:52 AM »
I just bought the slickest analog style round dial wall clock going from La Crosse Technology.  Hours, minutes and second hand about 12 inches diameter. It has a built in computerized ELF radio receiver that keeps in touch with the WWV 60 KHz time signal from NIST in Boulder, CO. USA where the atomic clocks that set the standard time reference are maintained.  My clock is always less than a fraction of a second in error. It even knows to self adjust for daylite saving/daylight wasting time changes.  You put the battery in and it sets itself.  Way cool. 

No more nonsense with the clocks that go stupid, at least I`ll know what time it is to reset them.

I suppose you could buy a wind up VCR, microwave oven, etc.  ;D  Black electrical tape to blank out the flashing displays works too.
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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 02:17:28 AM »
One place I'd like to see a battery back-up is on the Kill-O-Watt.  I like checking long term KW on refrig, A/C, stereo, etc.

Somebody slams into a pole and a momentary outage wipes clean the Kill-O-Watt.  Back to square one.

A great tool.  Better with a memory.


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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 03:17:12 AM »
Rcavictim wrote:
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I just bought the slickest analog style round dial wall clock going from La Crosse Technology.

Just wait until the Fall time change--it's fun to watch these clocks run "ahead" 11 hours. ;D (I had one in the server room where I used to work--I had a boss who couldn't stand it when the computer clocks were wrong but was too cheap to purchase software to update the server clock automatically.)

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2007, 04:39:11 AM »
How do you cope with everything electronic flashing 12:00, 12:00,12:00 and so on. After a brief blip or loss of power while transferring from generator to utility or vice versa?

Black Electrical Tape !

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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2007, 05:38:50 AM »
Wow, there really IS an echo in here.   :o
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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 06:40:41 AM »
Does a funny smell follow?
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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2007, 07:58:06 PM »
Be sure and write that down while you still remember it Doug  ;D
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Re: (flashing) 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 etc
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 09:38:22 PM »
All it did here today was RAIN.  Stecatto power outages, then off.  Aaah, the unique sound of transformers
exploding on their poles.  An hour later, all's well 'sept the Kill-O Watt forgot!

It'd be nice if it remembered.

David