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    11-11-2018, 06:12 PM
    Makes sense. I had (misread!) thought the final result was printed plastic (note that you can also 3D print other materials -- for a price!). ...
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    11-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    Why was a 3D printer required? It looks like a couple of pieces of sheet metal could do the trick (?) How durable is the resulting product?
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    11-08-2018, 04:49 PM
    automation replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    While excessive (mechanical) force can damage the battery, it seems unlikely that THAT much force would have been present (to deform the battery to...
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    11-08-2018, 04:46 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    Likely so -- unless the batteries are the wrong "chemistry" for the charger. Or, the charger is defective. It sure would be nice if...
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    11-07-2018, 02:38 PM
    automation replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    A shorted cell wouldn't prevent the battery from taking a charge; rather, it would cause the battery's "fully charged" open-circuit voltage to be...
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    11-06-2018, 10:00 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    How are you deciding that they are "going dead fairly fast"? Does the gas gauge dip (significantly) when you apply load and then "spring back"? ...
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    11-04-2018, 06:09 PM
    You haven't explicitly indicated whether or not any errors are being thrown when this occurs. I'll assume not. I'm not familiar with this...
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    11-04-2018, 04:26 PM
    automation replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    Heat kills batteries. Well, heat "accelerates the aging of batteries" is probably a less biased way of saying it. Every ~15-18F degree rise in...
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    11-03-2018, 04:09 PM
    automation replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    I suspect most "fuel gauges" display some variation of the (instantaneous!) battery voltage. If the gauge truly reflected the state of the battery,...
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    10-30-2018, 02:45 PM
    automation replied to a thread Depressed AF in Care
    Obviously, there are no substitutes for one-on-one contact -- being in the same room with the folk(s) as you're interacting. But, what about...
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    10-29-2018, 08:50 PM
    automation replied to a thread Battery backup in Computers
    One other item that can be important: some UPSs can only be turned on when power is available. Others can be turned on regardless of the...
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    10-29-2018, 08:26 PM
    automation replied to a thread Battery backup in Computers
    Our utilities are "below grade", so we tend not to suffer as many outages as other places I've lived. The outages that we do see tend to be...
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    10-23-2018, 02:58 AM
    We get ~11 inches of rainfall (no snow) annually. Usually, from significant -- but short lived (hours!) -- storms ("Monsoon Season"). As luck...
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    10-19-2018, 10:36 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    So, these "buy ups" beg the question:Are "independents" selling out because they are "struggling" (can't make ends meet)? orAre the chains...
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    10-16-2018, 06:39 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    This is distressing. As a teenager, my vehicle was vandalized (side window broken to gain entry). I called local glass company looking to get the...
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    10-16-2018, 01:57 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    This sort of "creative pricing" seems to be commonplace throughout the Medical industry. E.g., doctor/hospital bills $400 for blood work -- then...
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    10-15-2018, 04:15 PM
    The lift I was thinking of appears to have found a new home so I was unable to examine it (and verify it doesn't operate when connected to mains...
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    10-15-2018, 12:42 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    OK, I'll type this slowly as I know you can't read fast! :) That's the way The Market works. Ideally, they can then exploit their SCALE to...
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    10-15-2018, 12:31 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    Of course! That's what I meant by my "not a commodity" comment. This is further aggravated by the fact that the small population is even further...
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    10-15-2018, 12:21 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    But that's a double-edged sword. You (as a consumer) want lawsuits to drive up the price of crappy products to make them less attractive in The...
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