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Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:15 pm
by Alexis_T
Simplex 4051 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 pm
That is a very cool panel that you got! Awesome job in getting it!
Rather was a very cool panel...

... It died as soon I powered it up, one of the capacitors in the power supply stage decided to blow up (yes, I fool you not).


It was from 2013... Pity.


But in the end I'm getting another panel that is, older and much simpler (and because I had a feeling this panel was a dud since the day I got it, even with the correct alarm/eol resistors it would only register an alarm condition half of the time and otherwise would shut down if I connected an NA.)

Clearly the fault lies in the motherboard and it's IMPOSSIBLE to find a replacement motherboard for the Polaris C2-6-10.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:30 pm
by Simplex 4051
Well at least you have the panel for your collection so that is really good.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:54 am
by Alexis_T
Simplex 4051 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Well at least you have the panel for your collection so that is really good.
Nah I'm keeping the case, I've already removed the transformer inside (outputs around 45V, the power step-down for the signals was all done on the main board which went kaput) it's going to be a part donor.

And this time I'm getting another panel, albeit a older and simpler one.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:05 pm
by Alexis_T
Got a lot of devices but right now I don't feel like posting pics of 'em right now (still recovering from a painful betrayal from someone I deeply trusted).

New sounder : Merlin Gerin SR (two tones : Afnor nfs32001 and Continuous) -> Uncommon. Dated from the late 90's

New sounder : Chubb BZ1L (the one I've got is very recent, made by Vimpex Ltd in 2008 according to the PCB's date code) -> Rare. This one will have its own post, as it's very specific.

New Sounder : Pau AE&T Multi-Tone (rebranded E2S Cube sounder) -> Uncommon to rare.

New MCP : KAC KR-1 (mine is an early model branded Nugelec on the front and has a breakable glass) -> Common. I have a second one which has a different mechanism.

New MCP : Baco/Legrand AC011 (?) -> VERY RARE. A very heavy glass-break MCP used for emergency shutoff. I don't have the key so I had to mess with the hinge to pry it open, picking the lock isn't an option... Unless I can't find the key for it.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm
by Simplex 4051
Sounds like a really good haul! Glad you got those devices! Also, I'm sorry about your betrayal.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:33 pm
by Alexis_T
'nother haul is goin' I'm not going to spoil the surprise because : I have no idea what it'll contain, but I know it's going to be devices that are rare as hen's teeth.

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:50 pm
by Simplex 4051
Are they all gonna be the same rare devices or multiple rare devices?

Re: My [small] collection

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:24 am
by Alexis_T
Simplex 4051 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Are they all gonna be the same rare devices or multiple rare devices?


I have no idea... All I know that these are very rare devices but how many or are they the same or not? I can't really answer that.