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Thread: Low Tech Relay.. sorta
12-26-03, 11:59 PM #1
Low Tech Relay.. sorta
I've found myself working on things and turning the comp on and fogetting to plug the pump back in... discussed many time here.
While at *Walmart (lol) today.. i found an item for 7.50 that you plug in and has a RF remote.. (works a good deal away) to turn the power of/on.. i bought another powerstrip for things i want to have power to all the time.. and used this item on my power strip for monitor , computer, pump, and PSU for my lights... so when i shut the comp off and want the pump off. just push a little button on the remote and everything goes down.. then before i can turn my comp back on.. i have to turn it all on again and my pump along with it.. at the press of a button.. pretty nice safty fallback for elcheapo..
12-27-03, 12:12 AM #2
I don't see what you mean exactly by a safety fallback...
12-27-03, 12:16 AM #3
12-27-03, 12:27 AM #4
nice plan repilce - it protects you from starting up without the pump on.
Personally I would be looking for something that shut the pump off w/ the computer so it wouldn't be on alone.
12-27-03, 12:32 AM #5
I have a $5 power bar (from Canadian Tire ) that has a switch. Seeing as how both the pump, and computer are plugged into it, I need to turn the switch on to turn the computer on, which also turns on the pump. and I turn it off everytime I turn my computer off.
I would prefer a normal relay though - flipping the switch every time gets annoying!
That remote idea is awesome repilce - maybe I will go find this "Walmart" place you speak of
12-27-03, 12:35 AM #6
What's wrong with it being on all by itself? I use a powerstrip for everything too, so that the computer can't be on without the pump on.ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | 2500K @ 4.6GHz | 2x4GB Samsung DDR3 | GTX 750 Ti 2GB
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12-27-03, 01:42 AM #7
Nothing really wrong with the pump being on when th computer is off.....except that you are:
using electricity to do nothing but heat water (waste of money)
adding to the wear on your pump heating water
Really- there is no reason for the pump to be on if the computer is off.Still overclocked and running linux on watercooled computers after all these years.
12-27-03, 02:03 AM #8
johan851 - man chill out and stop tring to crash this thread.
12-27-03, 10:48 AM #9