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NoBrand B2463

Programming and Customizing - The PICAXE 2nd Edition :: B2463

This book is officially endorsed by the manufacturer of the PICAXE and shows hobbyists how to get the most out of the PIXCAXE. It includes dozens of projects and covers all 'flavours' of the PICAXE microcontroller.
Link to product page    $71.95
NoBrand B2330

Solar Success :: B2330

Essentially, this book is about using solar energy to reduce the fossil generated electricity that we use: to reduce one's carbon footprint. Throughout, it stresses the need to reduce what one uses unnecessarily before one thinks about generating more. This can be done by three associated and economically viable approaches:

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reduce energy usage by doing things differently
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reduce energy usage by using more energy-efficient appliances
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change the supply of energy to non-fossil fuel through appropriate technology.

The solar energy required is there; 7000 times more energy than the world currently uses is available.
It makes every sense to use it and countries worldwide increasingly do.

Solar Panels run Collyn and Maarit's home in Broome WA

Solar is also affordable. In California, Italy and Japan, solar power now challenges power generated through natural gas and nuclear energy. In Germany, home owners' solar generated surplus fed back into the grid network and all energy generated is paid at close to five times grid electricity's buying cost.

Australia's solar take up is high in rural areas that lack grid-connection. Sales of systems that draw from and feed back to the electricity grid (i.e. grid-connect) however are slowed by our ultra-low electricity cost, and low prices paid for energy fed back. Despite this, acceptance is growing as installation rebates and (less than favourable) feed-in tariffs encourage demand, but this may be slowed as the Australian Federal government has just started to means tests grid-connect rebate applicants: on the curious basis that the scheme was attracting many more takers than had been anticipated.

The book also highlights what seems a major flaw in our rebate system; that rebates are based on existing energy usage. This makes little sense. As demonstrated throughout, major energy savings are cheap and easy to make. Example after example shows savings of 50% or more, through often inexpensive changes.

In practice, suppliers could advise changing light globes but anecdotal evidence suggests few do more than this. This is not their role. For rebate purposes, they are obliged to base their recommendations on current usage, rather than on what it might be later on. To my certain knowledge this can result in rebate assisted systems that are larger and cost more than necessary.

Rebate schemes could offer a rare opportunity to optimise energy usage. Instead, they simply replace fossil fuel generated energy by the same amount of renewable energy. The near certainty of reducing usage is squandered through lack of incentive.

Regardless of rebates, knowing what is practicable and what is less practicable with solar enables readers to evaluate what is offered. And to have an often necessary and educated say in the decisions. For those who wish to design and implement systems themselves, this book shows how to do it, and how to avoid the traps.

However you finance the system, and no matter where or how you live, follow the guidelines in this book and you will have an economic system that will supply clean and reliable power for years to come.

Solar Success is intended as a guide to follow rather than a mass of things that have to be remembered. As with my related books, Motorhome Electrics and Solar That Really Work it may become adopted as a trade text, but that is not its main intent.

To assist usage, most topics are first covered generally, and then in a hands-on installation context. The subject matter's interactive nature precludes a rigid 'read one page after the next' format. You may find it helpful to back track or read ahead. The extended Contents page, and the index at the end will also assist you to locate wanted information.

I use mostly plain English, but sometimes need technical terms to avoid confusion. All such terms are defined on pages 104-106. I include a 'Tech Notes' at the end of some chapters, but you can skip these if you wish. I avoid using conventional electrical symbols. They are meaningless to most readers. I refer to mains (grid) power as 240 volts because that is the norm in most of Australia. Many other parts of the world use 220 and 230 volts. North America uses 110 and 220 volts (see also page 6 re this).

Finally, we really do walk the walk! Our self-designed and self-installed system on our 10-acre property in the Kimberley exemplifies what is set out in this book'. The entire home, property and two offices are 100% solar. And that solar has worked superbly for the better part of ten years.

Our vehicles: a Nissan 4.2 litre TD Patrol, a dual cab HiLux. a little Sierra fire engine and our TVan camper trailer - all have solar-powered appliances. Even the 31,000 litre swimming pool runs from solar.

Solar powered pool Home Broome WA
The Pool
The House

General

Any book written for the general public, which discusses electricity runs into an immediate problem with the term 'low voltage'. The term means different things to different people. Its legal definition varies from country to country and in none does it mean what most people think it means.

To most people, low voltage is what comes out of batteries. But to electricity regulators and, alas lawyers, low voltage means something quite different. The actual definitions are given on page 58 of the book, but briefly, that which most people regard as 'low voltage' includes the 240 volts that comes out of the wall socket!

That which comes out of that socket is also known by different names. Americans call it utility power, Britons call it mains power, some Australians call it mains power, others call it grid power. Sailors and some RV owners call it shore power. Unless noted otherwise, I use '240 volts 'to mean any or all of the above.

This, to put it mildly, tends to confuse, but legally I have no choice but to use the correct terms. I avoid them where possible but sometimes they simply have to be used.

There is also a minor complication in that the voltage that comes out of a wall socket varies from place to place. In most of Europe it's 230 volts, Australia uses mostly 240 volts, but Western Australian uses 250 volts. The USA uses 110 and 220 volts.

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NoBrand A0977A

4-in-1 Jumbo Pre-Programmed Remote Control :: A0977A

Now with infra-red learning for eveneasier setup to suit your AV system. This jumbo pre-programmed & IR learning remote control combines up to 4 of your current remotes and features jumbo 20mm sized buttons for easy use by children, vision impaired etc. It can be set up to suit your AV equipment in just minutes with its autoscan feature which selects the right control codes automatically. Requires 2 x AA batteries. Dimensions: 284 x 128mm.
Link to product page    $29.95
NoBrand S4026

Panel Lamp - Green, 12V :: S4026

12V panel mount lamp indicators. Mounting hole 7mm Ø.
Link to product page    $1.70
NoBrand X2564

LED Strip Light Corner Section - Blue :: X2564

Flexible LED strip lighting that may be ganged together to form longer lengths of strip lights. Strips are 300mm long and up to 80 of them may be connected together - that’s 24 metres of lights! Each strip contains 12 LEDs and they may be cut to length where required. Separate corner sections with 3 LEDs each are available for use in window displays etc. Strips are connected using a plug and socket arrangement and a 600mm power cord with 2.1mm DC jack. Requires a suitable 12V DC power supply. Current draw will depend on the number of strips used. Typical current draw is 75mA per strip and 20mA for corner sections. Perfect for shop displays, Christmas lights, signs, garden lights, steps & border lighting etc. Rated to IP64 dust & moisture ingress. Power supply lead is included with each 300mm strip. Strips are 10mm wide.
Link to product page    $10.30
NoBrand X2560

LED Strip Light Corner Section - Red :: X2560

Flexible LED strip lighting that may be ganged together to form longer lengths of strip lights. Strips are 300mm long and up to 80 of them may be connected together - that’s 24 metres of lights! Each strip contains 12 LEDs and they may be cut to length where required. Separate corner sections with 3 LEDs each are available for use in window displays etc. Strips are connected using a plug and socket arrangement and a 600mm power cord with 2.1mm DC jack. Requires a suitable 12V DC power supply. Current draw will depend on the number of strips used. Typical current draw is 75mA per strip and 20mA for corner sections. Perfect for shop displays, Christmas lights, signs, garden lights, steps & border lighting etc. Rated to IP64 dust & moisture ingress. Power supply lead is included with each 300mm strip. Strips are 10mm wide.
Link to product page    $10.30
NoBrand X2306

Dual Intensity LED Globe - White, 12V DC :: X2306

Suitable for use in 12VDC applications such as cars, caravans, boats etc. Long life 100,000 hour super bright LED’s. Input voltage range 10.5-15.8V.

Available in single intensity for indicator lamps or dual intensity for rear brake/park lights. 15mm Bayonet fitting suits most automotive lights. Note: X 2300 & X 2306 for off-road use only.
Link to product page    $14.95
NoBrand X2150

LED Globe - 12V DC, MR16, 31 Lumens :: X2150

Suitable for use in 12VDC applications such as cars, caravans, boats etc. Long life 100,000 hour super bright LED’s. Input voltage range 10.5-15.8V.

MR16 type. For use in motorhome, caravan, boat lighting & solar powered lighting installations.

Beam angle: 35 degrees.
Current draw: 125ma @ 12VDC
31 lumen output
Link to product page    $14.35
NoBrand X2123

"Speedy" Halogen Light Transformer - 105W, Electronic :: X2123

Halogen light transformer rated at 105W.

Minimum start load 20W.

Suitable for use with leading and trailing edge dimmers.

Specifications
Primary Voltage: 230V - 240V
Imput Current 240V/50Hz: 0.49
Frequency: 50/60HZ
Lamp Wattage: 35W - 105W
Ambient Temperature: -20 - +45 degrees
Dimensions: 102x51x30mm

Link to product page    $33.85
NoBrand X0505

Carry Case - To Suit X0510 + X0542 :: X0505

A range of accessories to suit the X 0500, X 0520 and X 0540 UHF personal communicators. The VOX headset allows hands-free operation of the radios, which is fantastic for tradespeople such as electricians or cable installers. The vinyl carry cases protect the radios from minor knocks & scratches.
Link to product page    $8.65
NoBrand X0502

Car charger - To Suit Handheld Radio X0500 + X0510 :: X0502

Cigarette plug battery charger. Easy to use, just plug on end into the car's cigarette lighter socket
and the other directly into the X0500 Handheld Radio and your are in business.
Link to product page    $14.95
NoBrand X2400

12V Bulkhead Caravan/Boat Light - Includes 10W MR11 Halogen Globe :: X2400

A compact 12V halogen light fitting with on/off switch. Perfect for adding extra lighting in your caravan or boat cabin. Excellent for bedside or overhead light for reading or lighting pantry and cooking areas. Also ideal for 4WDs, recreational vehicles, service vans etc. Includes a 10W MR11 halogen globe.

Features
• MR11 10W Halogen globe
• 12V operation
• Inbuilt on/off switch
• Adjustable light angle
• Dimensions: 80Ø x 45H mm
Link to product page    $12.60
NoBrand X4031

Disposable Hygienic Covers - To Suit X4030, Pack of 40 :: X4031

Replacement disposable probe covers. Pk40.
Link to product page    $11.50
NoBrand X4020

Body Fat Analyser - Includes 1x CR2032 Battery :: X4020

Incredibly easy to use, this compact, stylish, pocket-sized device measures your body fat content in seconds. To do so, you simply enter your age, weight, height and sex, and grasp the sensor pads with your forefinger and thumb. The display then shows the percentage of fat and gives a general indication - Slim, Normal, Overweight, Highly or Extremely Overweight. Great for the health-conscious. It features six memories for individual users plus an alarm clock. A novel way to keep track of your weight loss.
Link to product page    $22.95
NoBrand X1005

Stylish Desktop Solar Calculator :: X1005

Stylish desktop calculator with solar power.
Link to product page    $10.30
NoBrand X2800

Scrolling Electronic Messgae Display - Requires M8934A 12V DC Plugpack for Mains Operation :: X2800


Provides a quick and easy way to get your message across! Ideal for shop displays, restaurants, garages and department stores. Simply program your desired message via the remote control or from the inbuilt phrase library. Stores up to 16 individual messages. Simple ‘do it yourself’ installation requiring no tools. Pre-programmed with 100 commonly used phrases which may be quickly recalled via remote control. Requires M 8934A 12VDC 2A plugpack for mains operation. Includes 2 x AAA batteries for remote.

Features
• Stores 16 custom messages
• Adjustable mounting feet
• Fast, slow or mirror scroll modes
• Preprogrammed with 100 commonly used phrases
• 12V DC operation
• Quick recall memory buttons
• Size: 420W x 100H x 65Dmm
Link to product page    $71.95
NoBrand X0501

Headset - To suit X0500 Handheld Radio :: X0501

Slim design features a flexible electric boom mic which is easily adjusted to suit the desired position. Simply slips over the ear and plugs into the X 0500 Handheld Radio.
Includes a cord mounted clip to clip to your shirt.
1.3M lead.
Link to product page    $14.95
NoBrand X0193

LED Torch Keychain - Green :: X0193

Now available with high intensity coloured LED’s. Great for cool party effects or just as a regular torch!
Link to product page    $4.95
NoBrand X0109

70W Digital Display Ultrasonic Cleaner - 1400ml :: X0109


New high power model - Removes even more dirt & grime! Perfect for optometrists, jewellers, lab technicians, watch servicing etc. This new high power model is great for the toughest of fine cleaning jobs. It produces millions of microscopic cleansing bubbles which blow dirt, grease and
grime off surfaces and penetrate deep into cracks and holes. Simply fill with water (a little household detergent helps), immerse the objects to be cleaned and press the start button. It features a 137 x 170 x 58mm stainless steel tank with a capacity of 1400ml. An LCD readout provides quick selection of cleaning times between 90 seconds and 8 minutes. Not designed for continuous operation.

Link to product page    $177.35
NoBrand X0103

50W Deluxe Digital Display Ultrasonic Cleaner - 600ml :: X0103

Gently cleans CDs, DVDs, switches, relays, jewellery, glasses, watches, fuel injectors and other very fine parts.

Includes tank basket and attachments for cleaning CDs, watches and other small items.

Suitable for CD & DVD cleaning! This ultrasonic cleaner uses a transducer generator to produce millions of microscopic cleansing bubbles which blow dirt, grease and grime off surfaces and penetrate deep into cracks and holes. This personal ultrasonic cleaner won’t scratch precious jewellery or glass. Simply fill with water (a little household detergent helps), immerse the objects to be cleaned and press the start button. The unit features a 125 x 148 x 45mm stainless steel tank with a capacity of 600ml. Features 1.5-8 minute digital timer with LCD readout. Not designed for continual operation.
Link to product page    $94.95
NoBrand T2260

500g Digital Pocket Scales :: T2260

These compact scales provide a quick and easy way of accurately weighing anything up to 500gm. Sized at just 125mm long, the unit fits right in your pocket. Housed in a protective plastic cover. Perfect for counting small components, connectors and the like.

Features:
• Zero/Tare function
• 4 unit counting modes
• 500 gram load capacity
• 0.1g 2 digit resolution
• Measures in grams, avoirdupois ounces, troy ounces & pennyweight
• Auto power off
Link to product page    $46.95
NoBrand S4084

KryptonTorch Globe - 4.9V :: S4084

Krypton 4.9V Torch Globe
Link to product page    $2.30
NoBrand S4083

KryptonTorch Globe - 3.7V :: S4083

Krypton 3.7V Torch Globe
Link to product page    $2.30
NoBrand S4082

KryptonTorch Globe - 2.4V :: S4082

Krypton 2.4V Torch Globe
Link to product page    $2.30
NoBrand S4072

Standard Torch Globe - Push In, 2.4V :: S4072

Standard 2.4V Torch Globe
Link to product page    $0.75
NoBrand S4055

Base to Suit Miniature Edison Screw Globes :: S4055

Miniature Edison Screw (MES). Base
Link to product page    $0.45
NoBrand S4047

Miniature Edison Screw Globe - 12V :: S4047

Miniature Edison Screw (MES). 12V 300mA
Link to product page    $1.20
NoBrand S4045

Miniature Edison Screw Globe - 6.0V :: S4045

Miniature Edison Screw (MES). 300mA
Link to product page    $1.20
NoBrand S4042

Miniature Edison Screw Globe - 2.5V :: S4042

Miniature Edison Screw (MES). 300mA
Link to product page    $1.25
NoBrand S4041

Miniature Edison Screw Globe - 1.5V :: S4041

Miniature Edison Screw (MES). 300mA
Link to product page    $1.25
NoBrand A2501

Spare Globe - for A2499/A2500/H5194 :: A2501

Spare globe to suit the A 2499 and A 2500 gooseneck lights. 12VDC 5W
Link to product page    $3.65
NoBrand B2481

25 Home Automation Projects - For The Evil Genius :: B2481

Transform your humble abode into an automated paradise. Projects include lighting, climate control, wireless TV, keyless entry, automatic reminders, sound effects and more. Step by step instructions, schematics and diagrams are all provided making it suitable for entry level electronics enthusiasts. 288 pages. Jerri Ledford.
Link to product page    $32.35
NoBrand B2478

Electronic Circuits For The Evil Genius - 57 Lessons with Propjects :: B2478

Anyone with an interest in electronics can benefit from this easy self learning guide. There’s 57 lessons which build on each other to produce 5 useful projects. Learning through hands-on experience, this book will teach you how to build, test, modify and create circuits - giving you life long skills in electronics. 225 pages. Dave Cutcher
Link to product page    $31.45
NoBrand B2412

How to Test Almost Everything Electronic :: B2412

Packed with lots of tips and hands-on knowledge for using current day test equipment. Covers using multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, logic probes, voltmeters and ohmmeters. It is a must have for the test bench! 326 pages. Delton T. Horn
Link to product page    $41.95
NoBrand B2325

Solar That Really Works - Motorhome/Caravan/Campervans/Cabins :: B2325

New combined edition containing information on caravan, motorhome, cabin and campervan installations

An in depth guide to powering amenities via solar energy. Includes chapters on lighting, refrigerators, generators, 240V appliances and more. Also provided are selection guides for panels, batteries and equipment as well as easy wiring & installation diagrams to follow. 82 pages. Collyn Rivers
Link to product page    $48.35
NoBrand A0969

Replacement Fluoro Tube - 13W, for A0967 :: A0969

Replacement 12W circular fluro to suit A0967 "Inspect-A-Gadget Jr."
Link to product page    $16.00

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