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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 22 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cast iron, mild steel, stainless steel and al sandwich based all work fine

decent mild steel that has been well heat treated and cared for is ace, my new de buyer crêpe pan is faultless(the old one that divorced me 30 yrs ago would have been just as functional)

crêpe in a frying pan is just wrong

ditto failing to stir fry in a frying pan whatever heats it

i do not know if round base woks on a metal ring work, but flat based mild steel woks work very well

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 22 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pans for induction need to be magnetic (iron, steel, etc).But, my other cast iron has a ridge on the bottom, instead of sitting fully on the base, so does not seem to work. Cheapo aluminium pans don't work.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 22 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think my pans are flat on the bottom so should work.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 22 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Finally seem to have local access code for devices that is useful outside of some ones noddy example.
with the available "nodes" if you had 100 light bulbs you'd literally have to write 100 programs to properly control them.
Ironically I'm still for completeness fixing the dumb example for edge cases it doesn't cope with.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 22 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

godel escher and bach etc

harmony is not the various voices unless you can organize them as a choir

what are the common factors for all the systems?
or at least most of them

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 22 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the stove, pans and system control fugue is fun

re system, i am back to a babelfish or a conductor as a reasonable suggestion

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 22 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Our induction range just has power options from 1-10. The only brain box things it does outside of my control (other than oven timer) is to operate the cooling fan to keep the inductiony bit from overheating.

Manufacturers can make non-ferrous pans work with induction, they just include a steel or iron disk in the bottom of the pan. Our main hassle was finding a moka pot built for induction, but they certainly exist

jema
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 22 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Latest addition is a "glowstick" yet another device that plugs in, manages to read the smart meter, but then refuses to communicate locally
Instead on request they give you a "mqtt" end point from which you can get the reading every 10 seconds.
I'm calling that a glass half full and the data returned even potentially has a solar export reading.
It also has the gas readings.
More disturbingly the 628 page document they refer you to, to figure out what the readings are include data like "physical attack on prepayment meter" as well as an awful lot about allowed credit.
Smart meters are not exactly there to help!

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 22 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



has it got a code for "i have been tazered and reset myself to full credit"?

jema
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 22 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-contrib-tuya-auth

Published 18 hours ago and has notched up 111 downloads
I was expecting some interest to emerge, but that's rather a lot.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 22 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

get the data from the things into the box is very useful, well done so far

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 22 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Excellent.

TsNeal



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 22 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have been helping a friend. Choosing modern panels (370-400W per panel) and being aware of the single phase limit of 16 Amps, we ended up with a panel array of 10 panels (3.68kW/370W=10)

We upsized it to 12 panels to give spare capacity on cloudy days.

With regard to shading, panels either come with string inverters or edge inverters - the latter are slightly more expensive BUT with the string inverters the whole string (usually 2 strings in an array) is limited to the power output of the weakest (shaded) panel(s)

With an edge inverter, each panel delivers a maximum power even when a panel is shaded.

Final thought, panels generate energy even when the sun is not out (overcast). Typically, in September, a lightly overcast day drops power generation to about 40%. So 3.68kW generation would drop to 1.48kW.

lots to think about. see panel prices at midsummerwholesale.co.uk

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 22 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hello and welcome, knowledge shared gains value, thanks

somewhere we have an introduce yourself thread if you would like to do that, please potter in the archives for stuff relevant to your world, lurk rather than post if you prefer, some of us have been here for ages we all made a first post, we are a nice village

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 22 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As Dpack says, welcome. Thank you for that information. It is very useful for us as part of the panel could be shaded some of the day.

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