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> how are you going to mount your cheap Tablet? I'd try some of the "universal" phone holders first, a 7" tablet isn't much larger than the...
22/01/2019 - 00:31
If you are considering RACQ membership, know that RACQ can be joined "instantly" for a ~$100 extra fee. Normally there is a one-week period...
22/01/2019 - 00:19
Although the standard is officially 230V, up to 10% higher is permitted, up to 253V. So the electricity companies don't actually have to...
19/01/2019 - 13:31
What type of cable are you after? Solid core, stranded, or something special like ultra-flexible? Also, what type of insulation?...
19/01/2019 - 10:03
I'm surprised by how expensive it is, but for small rolls, this is a good price. My surprise is because you can buy a 10m 10A mains...
19/01/2019 - 00:12
Does the law say anything about tablet computers? A 7-inch tablet is about the same price as this, and is provably "not a phone". Could you...
17/01/2019 - 10:40
That multimeter takes AAA batteries, very unusual. Do you know how if it works with rechargeable batteries like eneloops? Does it tolerate...
16/01/2019 - 11:24
True, clamp meters do have those advantages, but there are ways to get the same advantages with a conventional multimeter, if you also have...
15/01/2019 - 23:49
It looks like a reasonable clamp meter, if that's what you are after. For most people, clamp meters are less useful than a "standard"...
15/01/2019 - 19:22
I imagine that if they did list size, people would try to use that to select their battery, and there would be a lot of returns due to...
15/01/2019 - 11:39
Many of their batteries have an 18-month warranty. Car batteries typically have a 3-4 year life in regular use, so they must be pretty...
15/01/2019 - 11:30
I ended up buying one of these for about AU$15: https://www.fasttech.com/p/1677007 It's a case with QI coils built in. Plugs into the...
14/01/2019 - 23:41
30% off SCA Branded Car Batteries @ SuperCheap Auto
30% off car batteries for Club Plus members. If you're not already a member, joining gets you an extra $5 discount (pay $5 for membership,...
14/01/2019 - 23:20
Everyone, "surge protection" on jumper cables is marketing bulldust. The ferrite bead they clamp around the cable does effectively nothing,...
14/01/2019 - 01:42
Even cheaper than that, at the moment the Ikea equivalent is only $69: https://m.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/art/90261267/ However, if...
12/01/2019 - 20:16
This bed has six legs! Seems like an odd decision, surely it would be cheaper to make the side rails thicker and have four legs.
12/01/2019 - 20:12
The USB plug on the Sandisk FIT drive now looks like it is made of plastic, so you may not feel the heat as much, but it's probably just as...
12/01/2019 - 01:32
Here's an option that shouldn't overheat. Buy a tiny micro-sd card reader that is the same size as a fit drive, like this one for $5:...
11/01/2019 - 22:29
Unfortunately "the internet never forgets", and it was true a decade or two ago, when laptop power supplies had a transformer that operated...
08/01/2019 - 16:36
> sensitive devices like laptops Laptops are not "sensitive devices". The power supply in most consumer electronics turns the incoming...
08/01/2019 - 13:13
Cigarette lighter plugs and sockets can be rated higher, Jaycar sell a 15A socket:...
08/01/2019 - 13:01
That's the opposite of what your linked article says: "There are only two types of electronics that you need to be concerned about when...
08/01/2019 - 12:34
> In the car! A lot of uses for this are outside the car. On a building site, you can run an electric drill or other tools (although you'd...
08/01/2019 - 12:26
I find that most of the free apps on Google Play have intrusive permissions that are not needed for the app's stated purpose. My guess is...
08/01/2019 - 02:49
Night Light Pro sounds dangerous. Such programs use screen overlays to achieve the filter effect. When combined with internet access, it...
07/01/2019 - 13:25
Agreed, they are not watertight, even though they look like they should be. For anyone who doubts, fill one with water, hold it over a...
04/01/2019 - 18:01
It does appear to be a smart charger, but not a good one. Full detailed review is here:...
03/01/2019 - 13:38
You can keep large lead-acid batteries indefinitely, as long as you keep them charged. Older telephone exchange buildings have lead-acid...
31/12/2018 - 16:47
This youtube clip compares Outemu Blue switches with Cherry Red, both with and without O-rings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrdmxymB6F8...
28/12/2018 - 17:55
That's one of the things the Kogan manual page does say. FN+PRTSCR turns the LEDs on/off....
28/12/2018 - 17:19