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Postby RickNelson » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:19 pm

Thanks Rich for the links. However, I would rather have a "All Mechanical" device for better reliability.
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Postby Sub culture » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:47 pm

My personal experience as a technician who works with just about every facet of engineering technology, is that electronic devices are more dependable than mechanical ones, providing they are designed well .
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Postby RickNelson » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:38 pm

My experience as an electronic engineer has made me very leary of electronic fail-safe devices. I'm a believer in the KISS principle and applying just the right amount of technology to solve a problem. Too much complexity harbors unforseen failure modes that are sometimes not discovered until the system is needed. And I don't want to loose a boat due to excess complexity. I would be much more comfortable with a simple wind-up deadman timer. Mechanical Clocks have been around longer than electronics and are well understood.
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Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:10 am

Fair enough. I think you will have to build it yourself, or adapt another mechanism though. I can't see anyone wishing to go to the time and expense of developing such a gadget for what would be a very small market, and even if they did, the finished cost would probably put a lot of folk off.
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Postby aquadeep » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:40 pm

Totaly agree Subculture.
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