We decided to replace our bathroom faucet with a new “bolder” one to freshen the look a bit. The old one a.k.a the “toad in the corner” design worked fine but there was not much room under it for you to wash you hands, etc.
One of our bay door lock actuators failed and needed to be replaced. The servo contains a small electric motor with worm gear to activate the lock. The original manufacturer, VPA, stopped production for this actuator many years ago and Foretravel parts, when they still had them in stock, wanted $79 each!
I did some experimenting with some LED pucks that I have. In the background of the videos you can see the power supply where I range the input voltage to the pucks from about 6.5Vdc to 15Vdc. This is done in a constant voltage mode (green numbers) allowing it to pull the amps that it wanted (the red numbers)
We have begun the process of swapping out our old drawer slides for some new ones. Some of the old ones were getting pretty tired, even with a touch of grease in the tracks. Plus we wanted to explore the use of soft close slides to remove the “slam” effect and hopefully get ride of those hard to actuate spring catches.
The NO vs NC is confusing, and sometimes manufactures use the opposite nomenclature, but what can you do. To cut a long story short: If you’d like to turn something OFF when the two halves of your switch are apart, buy the NORMALLY-OPEN (NO) type; To turn something ON when the two halves are apart, buy the NORMALLY-CLOSED (NC) type. This is the textbook definition of NO and NC.