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ratbuddy

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Aug 24, 2007
I really hope it's not an inverter! Plastic cased inverter is just asking for a fire..
 
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torin3

torin3

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Dec 25, 2004
Well, the reason I'm asking, is I bought it, and on the output side, it is putting out 12 volts. Which isn't going to light up a CCFL. I wanted to make sure it was what I thought it was before I try to RMA it as broken.

If it was just a sound activated switch, then I would just suck up my mistake.
 

Automiketic

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Jun 21, 2008
From item description:
The new clear acrylic Sound Sensitive CCFL kit includes a 2-way switch for setting to ON or sound sensitive flash mode.

Did you get a switch with the it? If so did you set it to on?

Edit: just saw this in the description and made me chuckle:
Four Settings: On/Off/Sound Activated Flash
 
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torin3

torin3

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Dec 25, 2004
From item description:


Did you get a switch with the it? If so did you set it to on?

Edit: just saw this in the description and made me chuckle:


There is a switch on the side of it. In the "on" position I get 12v DC. In the Sound Activated position, I get bouncing voltages based on the sound, but it is all DC.

Also, looking at the picture of a CCFL inverter on Wikipedia, I see a transformer on it, and I don't see one on this one.

So, I tend to think that it is probably listed in the wrong section, but I got what it was.

Though I'm a little put out that there are no actual inverters listed in that section on Performance-PCs site that has inverters in its name.
 

noxqzs

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Feb 21, 2005
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I cannot tell by the pictures, but does the cable coming out of the device have a molex plug or does it attach directly to a CCFL? Looking at the components on it, it is not an inverter but more or less a sound activated switch. In the title it says: 'Sound Activated Control Unit for Cold Cathodes'. The key words being 'control unit'.