T-X - Volume I

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  1. dfchang813 Smooth Conversationalist

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    What is your email Akuma?
    Thanks
    Dennis
     
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  2. akuma Occasionally Replies Back

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    dfchang813 wrote 14 hours earlier »
    What is your email Akuma?
    Thanks
    Dennis

    Hi Dennis
    My email is: limitedgoodz@gmail.com
    best regards
     
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  3. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Just noticed that the switch on the back of that TX on eBay (#248) has labels. Mine (#108) doesn't have this.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Enzucho Opionated

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    This is very interesting,, something they added to the later ones in the production run?
     
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    Yes Enz, the earlier ones don't seem to have this.
     
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    AHHHH!!!
     
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  7. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Enzucho wrote 6 hours earlier »
    AHHHH!!!

    A new obsession is born :lol:
     
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  8. infectdead Lounge Lurker

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    Stephen wrote 5 days earlier »
    Just noticed that the switch on the back of that TX on eBay (#248) has labels. Mine (#108) doesn't have this.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Batman29 wrote 1 hour earlier »
    On one of them, the low number one, the lights function differently then they do on the later production run (the earlier ones has some kind of circuit issue which made the lights behave differently if they were plugged into an outlet versus battery: so if you plug it in you get one version of the light pattern, if you use the batteries you get the intended effect by CM.

    This is interesting.
    Greg can you elaborate on the second pattern, and how it differs from the intended one? :thank:
     
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    I found it interesting myself Steve. I realized there was something amiss when I plugged it in the first time and it gave one effect, and then to make sure it worked with batteries I had a different effect.
    Steve, it happened sometime ago, and I don't remember enough to provide the exact details.
    I will post a video when I get to it in March/April.
     
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    Enzucho wrote 6 months earlier »
    This is very interesting,, something they added to the later ones in the production run?

    I checked the base on my #7. The words are there by the switch. Maybe some were missed?
     
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    Batman29 wrote 5 months earlier  » 
    I found it interesting myself Steve. I realized there was something amiss when I plugged it in the first time and it gave one effect, and then to make sure it worked with batteries I had a different effect.
    Steve, it happened sometime ago, and I don't remember enough to provide the exact details.
    I will post a video when I get to it in March/April.


    Strange quoting myself, lol, but a place to start.
    I did not have time to get a video going last night when I unpacked the two TXs, but I did experiment with the lights last night on the TX.
    I found it strange the light dimming effect worked with 6 double AA batteries (each rated 1.5 volts, but most likely give 1.2 or 1.3 volts). Even at 1 volt per battery we are looking at least 6 volts from the batteries.
    Yet, the power adapter which comes with the TX, (the same as the T-800), is rated at 4.5 volts. Knowing that electrical current and battery voltage are not the same but pretty close, I decided to use a Universal Power Adapter and up the voltage to 6 volts.
    Vuala! Not only did the random lights work, but they were MUCH brighter in both modes, the constant light mode and the fading light mode. This was at 6 volts, 600 mA (the TX adapter is rated at 4.5 volts, 300 mA, the mA does not matter when going from lower to higher as it is the capacity drawing max).
    Ok, so then I thought, let's try the next voltage up. Worked just as well. I did not want to try much higher as then I knew there was risk of burning the circuits if there was too much voltage.
    But now the question is over the long term: Do I use it at 6 volts? My thoughts are yes, based on the total battery voltage that the TX has which must be AT LEAST 6 volts, and based on what George told me a while back that some of these units had incorrect wiring, or possibly some different voltage requirements.
    Has anyone here done something similar with TX or other electrical devices, or know someone who has?
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  13. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Batman29 wrote 18 hours earlier »
    I checked the base on my #7. The words are there by the switch.

    I checked my base again and the words are there too. They can be easy to miss though.
     
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    Batman29 wrote 17 hours earlier »
    Has anyone here done something similar with TX or other electrical devices, or know someone who has?


    I recently rigged my T-X up with the supplied power adapter for the frst time. I was quite surprised to find that the lights were no brighter than they are with the Duracells I've had installed in the base since way back in August 2007 when I bought her.
    Anyway Greg I'm in no way qualified to answer your question with any certainty. What you describe sounds safe, but I'm pretty risk averse when it comes to collectables as you know so probably wouldn't try it myself!
     
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  15. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Hey Steve did you take out the batteries, and how were they ,were they not leaking or coroded ? I worry about that as I have not checked any of mine
     
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    rrjrstatueman wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Hey Steve did you take out the batteries, and how were they ,were they not leaking or coroded

    I didn't take the batteries out Raf. Mine have been in since August 2007 and still work. If the batteries in your T-X still work they can't be corroded. Yet. :freezing:
     
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  17. dirt torpedo Pub Talker

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    I wouldn't use a 6V power supply. Even though you have 6AA batteries which give a maximum of 9V output you won't get anything like that to the LEDS due to the resistors wired in series. They'll be a safety margin for prolonged LED life which is why the incorrectly wired T-X's worked but I wouldn't risk it.
    The T-X will glow brighter with the 6v power supply but like lightbulbs, they'll glow brightest just before they pop.
     
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    Stephen wrote 8 hours earlier »
    rrjrstatueman wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Hey Steve did you take out the batteries, and how were they ,were they not leaking or coroded

    I didn't take the batteries out Raf. Mine have been in since August 2007 and still work. If the batteries in your T-X still work they can't be corroded. Yet. :freezing:

    You might be surprised Steve. I have had corroded batteries and it worked for a tiny while. I would check them if they have been in there that long.
     
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    dirt torpedo wrote 6 hours earlier »
    I wouldn't use a 6V power supply. Even though you have 6AA batteries which give a maximum of 9V output you won't get anything like that to the LEDS due to the resistors wired in series. They'll be a safety margin for prolonged LED life which is why the incorrectly wired T-X's worked but I wouldn't risk it.
    The T-X will glow brighter with the 6v power supply but like lightbulbs, they'll glow brightest just before they pop.

    Thanks DT! I thought the same thing too, at first ... and here is why. I get more brightness with the batteries then the regular adapter which comes with the TX, and the fading does not light up. If there was incorrect wiring, I am thinking it would not work at all. I found the balls to try it a higher volts, all the way to 12. It was about the same. Then I tried the 9 and 12. 9 and 12 were even brighter yet, but the same brightness for both (from my eye anyway).
    I will ask an electrician buddy about this and see what he says.
     
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  20. cr2701 Pub Talker

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    I have a question about the TX and maybe someone here who has it can answer it for me. I have a problem with the light-up function of the statue, the statue on its own works fine and lights up if you put a 9volt battery to the connectors on the foot and the base has power when it is plugged in as I tested it with a voltage meter. The problem is that when the statue is on the base and I switch it on it doesn't light up, I have tried moving it to find the so-called sweet spot but with no luck. The prongs in the base seem to be working fine also, is there something I am not doing? Any help or info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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