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by PinewoodNuts
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Powering timers with USB

Glad it worked for you. It takes so much less time and effort when you don't have to roll up one more power cable. 😁
by PinewoodNuts
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Powering timers with USB

gpraceman wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 am
I like the idea. Your power converter link goes to a plug adapter.
Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it in the original post now.
by PinewoodNuts
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Powering timers with USB

I just wanted to talk about something we started doing a couple of years ago. We run around 25 derbies a year on our Best Track and Microwizard P3 timer. We are always looking to streamline our process, so saving time by NOT running another extension cable just made sense. I've looked at using batte...
by PinewoodNuts
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Equipment Checklist
Replies: 12
Views: 11313

Re: Equipment Checklist

Adding to cones for the race area, we made barrier poles out of PVC pipes. The poles are 8ft-10ft long. We added an end cap to each end that has a hole drilled through it so a loop of Paracord could be run through. The loops go over the top of the traffic cones. A large knot on the inside of the cap...
by PinewoodNuts
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power for Fast track Timer
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Re: Power for Fast track Timer

I know you probably went with the C cell battery pack, but I wanted to mention something I've been doing this year. I use a USB battery bank with a special cable that converts the 5v from the USB to the 9v my timer needs. It has a 2.5mm barrel jack, so I also needed an adapter to 2.1mm. I am able to...