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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:56:18 PM on 1 October 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Every day I get up and drag my half awake zombie body to the kitchen and , on goes the kettle and on goes my Kriesler,, After 3 coffees I'm almost Human so the Kriesler Radiogram gets turn off and out the door I go for the day,
Well I get home at 530 today and the Kriesler has been been left on and has been running all day!!!!,,Gosh lucky nothing went wrong . It's had a full recap ,but I would never leave it on when I'm not home so I must of been in zombie mode still when I left home,,pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:16:01 PM on 1 October 2019.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Yep, not a good idea to leave old valve gear operating unattended. Maybe put it on a delayed-off timer.

PS: 3 cups of coffee would give me the yips.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:36:57 AM on 2 October 2019.
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Pete, losing, not loosing. Tongue

You make a goof good point though, maybe this is the cure for all the world's ailments - listening to a valve radio for as long as possible. Wink


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:49:18 AM on 2 October 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Ohhh “Suffering succotash,,pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:10:45 AM on 2 October 2019.
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Two different approaches: Battery chargers we should know how long it takes to charge & I am not comfortable with leaving chargers on for hours on end. So there is a timer (picked up at a flea market) which has a change over switch, which is applied to run time "x" and then stop.

It can be set from hours down to seconds: Handy. It is set to latch on at the push of a start button & drop out & stay out if the power fails. Another was used to counter the behaviour of a now discontinued "Re-closer" . If there is an outage it will not power up anything for 3 minutes as that was around the minimum time it took to stabilise, or shut the lines down.

With the computers & peripherals, leaving all of those little wall warts & stuff on standby invites large power consumption so for ages there has been a master switch (adaptable) on a contactor so at the flick of a switch it shuts them all off. There is a UPS on the computers.

None of these are in the house.

N.B. Anyone with my email: Telstra (who else) have suspended that email: They are going the right way to be dumped. Never seen a company more determined to loose business & customers. I will sent the alternate one to Brad: Its not Telstra


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:31:20 AM on 2 October 2019.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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I left my class A amps on overnight once. They were very toasty by the morning.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:29:49 PM on 2 October 2019.
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Here I am correcting spelling and I committed the same sin myself! See correction above, and this is what happens when one is on a forum at 3AM! Whoa


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 2:38:06 PM on 2 October 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hmm well , I'm sure the sun will still get up in the morning if there was a spelling boo boo Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:03:44 PM on 2 October 2019.
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Yep, I reckon so. It's nothing a couple of radio restorations won't fix.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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