[DMCForum] Re: Where did I see this stickers?!
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[DMCForum] Re: Where did I see this stickers?!

Sounds cool to me, Martin. When will it be available & at what price?


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> wrote:
> All that's all before you actually get down to some of the explanations
> for "why you need this product".
> Don't get me started on the Fanzilla. It's a neat idea, but poorly
> executed*, and advertised with some pretty outlandish claims,
> specifically the "intelligent control" claim. If they do use
> "intelligence", then they're doing it the hard way. The one I had the
> opportunity to test sure acted like it was driven with a CR timer
> (although I know there's a 555 timer in there)
> * It's NOT badly made, or designed, I just think that it has so much
> potential that has been missed, which is why we're working on our own
> equivalent. My comments here are based on my own experience of my fans
> failing, in such a way that the fanZilla would not have picked up on
> problem. In my opinion, it's far more likely for a fan to stop working
> because of going open circuit, which mine did, than of shorting, which
> will blow a fuse and light the light up.
> Actually, now would be a good time to test the waters with our fan
> controller:
> - It's a simple plug-in module the size of two relays, designed to
> directly mount on the two relay bases used.
> - When the compressor engages, the fans sequence with appropriate time
> delays (this is the neat bit about the fanzilla)
> - When the fans are supposed to come on, the fan fail light lights
> they're both running. If the light stays on, there's a problem. This is
> a deliberate feature because of the number of people, myself included,
> who like to know that their fans are on, through the light.
> - If the fans are runing when the ignition is switched off, they die
> instantly, unlike the fanzilla. Under normal driving, the fans will
> switch off the instant the compressor disengages.
> - to keep wear even across the fans, the order of sequencing is
> alternated, so fan two comes on first on the second cycle of the
> compressor, and so on.
> - the fan fail light will stay on continuously if there's a failure in
> one or both fans. This can be short or open circuit. It also works if
> there's a problem with the fan controller itself!
> - Everything is solid state and sealed, there are no relays or fuses to
> worry about.
> Martin
> Travis Goodwin wrote:
> > That is the most obnoxious website. The sound makes me want to slit my
> > wrists.
> >

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