Omega PCL-200 Pressure Calibrator Charge Voltager???


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mike

I bought an Omega PCL-200 Pressure Calibrator at a garage sale.
I need to make a charger for it.

I emailed Omega asking the voltage and polarity of the charger.
They're quite interested in selling me a $42 charger for my $1
calibrator, but have not been willing to disclose the voltage.

Anybody got one of these and can read the voltage and polarity off
the power brick?

Thanks, mike
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Jake

Mike,

As you probably know, Omega makes some of the finest test and lab equipment
money can buy. I'd like to have an Omega unit, but I've got a Fluke that
cost about $545.00.

Give them the money for the right power supply and be happy you got a great
piece, cheap (-:.

Jake
 
M

mike

Jake said:
Mike,

As you probably know, Omega makes some of the finest test and lab equipment
money can buy. I'd like to have an Omega unit, but I've got a Fluke that
cost about $545.00.

Give them the money for the right power supply and be happy you got a great
piece, cheap (-:.

Jake
Thanks, Jake, but that's a silly argument. There is NEVER a good reason
to spend more than you have to. Happiness is NOT spending money.

I'm retired and have 100% free time, so make/buy arguments fall on deaf
ears...really...pretty deaf ears ;-)

I'll reverse-engineer/redesign it if I have to,
but I'd rather just have the $%#$ voltage number.
mike

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mike

Travis said:
mike wrote:
/snip/



You can run the PCL-200 off a cigarette lighter plug, so I'd just supply
it with 12V DC at it should be a happy camper. Use some current
limiting just to be safe.
Thanks for the input. While that may be a true statement, I'm skeptical
that it's the whole story. The socket looks like a standard phone plug.
There's no way to prevent shorting the plug while it's being
pugged/unplugged. You can't hook this straight to a cigarette lighter
without having it weld itself to the socket and set the cable on fire.
There's gotta be something inside the lighter plug???? yes??? no???

Is there anything printed on the cigarette lighter plug that might
indicate it's internal transformation?

mike

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mike

Travis said:
I don't have the unit, I've just seen 'em in use.

I would guess there is a current limiting device (e.g. a resistor)
inside the plug.
Reasonable first guess, but there's no risk too you. My guessing wrong
could be fatal to the device. Much safer to take it apart and figger it
out.
Unless someone might have the device and could give me the number.
Thanks, mike




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pjm

Reasonable first guess, but there's no risk too you. My guessing wrong
could be fatal to the device. Much safer to take it apart and figger it
out.
Unless someone might have the device and could give me the number.
Thanks, mike
So, are you trying to say you'd like the number ?
 
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Jake

Am I reading this thread right? Are you guys gonna "speculate" on the power
supply for a $965.00 unit and possible do irreparable damage when a new,
factory power supply can be bought for $42.00.

Just my opinion....Go away. Professionals treat their tools better than
that. Who's to say that this very accurate instrument is going to be
accurate with a ponyed-up power supply.

I'm tired of hearing about it.

Jake
 
J

Jake

By the way, Mike, I don't like your page-spawning link for the website,
either.

My guess is that you intend to scrub up a power supply and sell the whole
deal to some unsuspecting jerk.

I hope that a pro would never go for it, so be happy with selling the thing
to someone that doesn't care if it's right or not.

Pro's do.

My stuff is calibrated by Fluke and (for oscilloscopes) BK or HP twice a
year. I'd bet you couldn't get Omega to certify the thing with a bogus PS.

Try Alt.guessifitsright.com. or maybe Alt.howtoblowyourselfup.com.

Just my humble opinion.

Jake
 
M

mike

Jake said:
By the way, Mike, I don't like your page-spawning link for the website,
either.

My guess is that you intend to scrub up a power supply and sell the whole
deal to some unsuspecting jerk.

I hope that a pro would never go for it, so be happy with selling the thing
to someone that doesn't care if it's right or not.

Pro's do.

My stuff is calibrated by Fluke and (for oscilloscopes) BK or HP twice a
year. I'd bet you couldn't get Omega to certify the thing with a bogus PS.

Try Alt.guessifitsright.com. or maybe Alt.howtoblowyourselfup.com.

Just my humble opinion.

Jake
Jake, take a humble breath. It's not a $965 unit, it's a $1 unit.
I certainly wouldn't pay to calibrate it.
Won't be certified, but an instrument calibrated in inches of water
can pretty easily be checked with...drum roll...a column of water.
Not exactly rocket science...but I'm not a professonal. OOPS!,
guess I'll also need a ruler.

If you guys want to keep the number secret, that's ok with me. I coulda
figured it out myself in less time than I've spend typing this.
Just thought someone might be helpful.

And no, it's not for sale. I'll just put it with my $1 Kane-May
hot-wire anemometer and my $1 Kane-May temp/humidity gauges. That way,
if I ever need hvac work done, I won't have to call a "professional".

I don't understand about the page spawning. If you didn't click the
link, that says, "click here for my sale/want lists" you shouldn't
have seen the page of sale/want lists. Is there something broken
that forced the page on you? If so, let me know how to recreate the
symptom and I'll surely fix it. My primary life goal is to assure
that YOU are happy.

If anybody has a power supply and wishes to be helpful, don't bother
looking for it. I'll have the power supply complete within the hour.

Have a nice day,
mike


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CBhVAC:\)

mike said:
Jake, take a humble breath. It's not a $965 unit, it's a $1 unit.
I certainly wouldn't pay to calibrate it.
Won't be certified, but an instrument calibrated in inches of water
can pretty easily be checked with...drum roll...a column of water.
Not exactly rocket science...but I'm not a professonal. OOPS!,
guess I'll also need a ruler.

If you guys want to keep the number secret, that's ok with me. I coulda
figured it out myself in less time than I've spend typing this.
Just thought someone might be helpful.


And no, it's not for sale. I'll just put it with my $1 Kane-May
hot-wire anemometer and my $1 Kane-May temp/humidity gauges. That way,
if I ever need hvac work done, I won't have to call a "professional".

If thats all you got, you get what you pay for.

Course, with that work we are seeing from homeowners that think that
way....keep up the good work. I got a couple of grandkids that I have to
send to an Ivy league school..
 
J

Jake

And no, it's not for sale. I'll just put it with my $1 Kane-May
hot-wire anemometer and my $1 Kane-May temp/humidity gauges. That way,
if I ever need hvac work done, I won't have to call a "professional".

By the way, Mike, I'm an electrician and not a HVAC guy, though I'm trying
to learn how to do things right. So if you're mad at me, do it yourself and
don't call a professional electrician, either. That way, when you start a
fire, you can call a "Professional Firefighter" to put it out for you... or
maybe a "Professional EMT" to restart your heart after you nearly
electrocute yourself.

What are you doing with all this stuff if you're not a pro, anyhow...
building a spaceship or something?

Last but not least, don't trouble yourself whether I'm happy or not. I'm
plenty happy, just disgusted with people who want to take a great instrument
like an Omega and mess it up.

Jake
 
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PrecisionMachinisT

Jake said:
By the way, Mike, I'm an electrician and not a HVAC guy, though I'm trying
to learn how to do things right. So if you're mad at me, do it yourself and
don't call a professional electrician, either. That way, when you start a
fire, you can call a "Professional Firefighter" to put it out for you... or
maybe a "Professional EMT" to restart your heart after you nearly
electrocute yourself.

What are you doing with all this stuff if you're not a pro, anyhow...
building a spaceship or something?

Last but not least, don't trouble yourself whether I'm happy or not. I'm
plenty happy, just disgusted with people who want to take a great instrument
like an Omega and mess it up.
There will always be plenty of folks collecting tools they will probly never
use, or wouldnt know how to should the occasion arise--broken, working,
antique, brand new, cheap, expensive...and so on....mainly just for the sake
of owning them....

This probly cause they simply are not quite bright enough to realize the
true value of any tool lies in utility and not in ownership.
 
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