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Launchpotatoes.com Spark box/fan controller-Any experience?

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Launchpotatoes.com Spark box/fan controller-Any experience?

Unread postAuthor: barraphernalia » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:29 pm

I'm considering ordering the electronic spark box/fan control from launchpotatoes.com and was wondering if there is any word on it.

Electronics is not my area of expertise and it sure seems like an elegant solution.

http://www.launchpotatoes.com/index.php ... oductId=19
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Unread postAuthor: Willdebeers » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:55 pm

You can trust LP. He replied to my emails and seems quite professional. His Mauler valve is legendary, and i'm sure this will work well.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:41 pm

Looks like a nice part and decent price considering.

"batteries not included" I'd get rechargeables or try to find the equivelent output as 8aaa's in a smaller configuration.

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...With the wireless circuit installed, there are tons of things you can do that you couldn't before. You can now stand back and watch the action from a whole new perspective. The range is incredible. It works from hundreds of feet away....


Where is that guy with the sq*rrel problem? :lol: :P 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Zach1188 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:46 pm

THUNDERLORD wrote:Looks like a nice part and decent price considering.

"batteries not included" I'd get rechargeables or try to find the equivelent output as 8aaa's in a smaller configuration.

12 volts......I would do one 9v and two AAA's.
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:31 pm

Zach1188 wrote:
THUNDERLORD wrote:Looks like a nice part and decent price considering.

"batteries not included" I'd get rechargeables or try to find the equivelent output as 8aaa's in a smaller configuration.

12 volts......I would do one 9v and two AAA's.

AA's the bigger cells will last longer.
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Unread postAuthor: aussieguy123123 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:52 pm

Question - The unit seemed OK but I wonder about the option for a "wireless" trigger. Wouldn't this be susceptible to untimely ignition through unintentional radio interference?
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:00 am

aussieguy123123 wrote:Question - The unit seemed OK but I wonder about the option for a "wireless" trigger. Wouldn't this be susceptible to untimely ignition through unintentional radio interference?


This depends on the "wireless" connection. Some are highly encoded to ignore anything except a perfect match key, such as car remotes and door openers and even cell phones. No match no operation. Cheap stuff does not have that protection. Find out what you are buying.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:48 am

Technician1002 wrote:Find out what you are buying.


Should be easy, just ask theowner;)
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