- Joined Jan 15, 2015
Maybe it's just me but of late I am seeing more threads seeking help which severely lack in details. The past few days have yielded how to sense a dry well so a pump won't run dry and I just replied to another about transformers to start with 160 VDC and end with 30 KV. Had to ask for the load at 30 KV and other details. Can we develop a sort of read me first for new posters with questions. Questions like "I want to build a radio" are not quite well described. With any question getting a good reply is all in the details. I want to turn on a light is pretty useless less details. I want to remotely turn a lamp On/Off. The lamp is a 12 volt incandescent lamp which draws 1.0 amp. I would like to do this using a 12 volt SLA type battery. The latter question affords those wishing to contribute something to work from. Before asking a question a thread starter should sit down with a clean sheet of paper and a pencil with a large eraser and outline, in some detail there objective or goal. Less good details members who want to help are having to ask an endless line of questions. I am not saying a thread starter needs to submit a term paper but at least information for others to work from. Possibly a thread explaining this which thread starters could be pointed to?