Profile

Cover photo
Martin Lorton
Worked at Self Employed
Attended Sea Point High
Lives in Westlake, Ohio, USA
531 followers|243,714 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Outback Radian Inverter Power Module Replacement

Warning: Do not do work on electrical installations like this unless you know what you are doing / are qualified to do so.
3
lee x's profile photomjlorton's profile photo
2 comments
 
+lee x Good point, I'll make a note to check that.
Thanks for the post.
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
How Does a Circuit Breaker  / Trip Switch Work? -  Pt 2

In this video:
* We take a look inside a thermal magnetic circuit breaker to see how it works with both AC and DC.
* I do a practical demonstration on how the circuit breaker works to protect against overloads and short circuits.
* We take a look at some circuit breaker ratings such as:
In:  Rated current - maximum current that the breaker is designed to carry continuously at an ambient air temperature of 30 °C.
Icu: Ultimate short-circuit breaking capacity.
Ics: service short-circuit breaking capacity.
* I test what parameters (voltage vs current) affect the overload protection of a circuit.
* I demonstrate the instantaneous breaking / tripping capability of a circuit breaker on an oscilloscope under various loads.
* I show circuit beakers that are designed to cater for electric motor start-up inrush current with an adjustable instantaneous trip setting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_breaker#Standard_current_ratings

Understanding Electric shock / Electrocution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_shock
2
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Solar USB Power Bank Tests / Review
https://youtu.be/dIvhcY3_alY
In this video I review 9 solar powered USB power banks and 7 "wildcards"; a hybrid solution using a normal USB power bank and an external portable / folding solar panel.

Link to spreadsheet on Forum:
http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=835.0

Devices reviewed:
http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=44
Universal Solar Power Bank (10 000 mAh)

Nexcon (Solar) (5000 mAh)

Levin Solpad Solar Charger (3000 mAh)

EasyAcc  Solar Power Bank (15 000 mAh / 55.5 Wh)

Zebora Two Solar Panels 10 000mAh

PowerAdd Apollo 3 (8000 mAh / 29.6 Wh)

Smart Tech Apollon S6000 (6000 mAh)

Opteka BP-SC8000 (6000 mAh)

ZeroLemon SolarJuice SJ-600 (6000 mAh / 22.2 Wh)

Voltaic (4000 mAh / 15 Wh) + Solar Panel Case

Hybrid configurations:

USB Power banks:
http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=41

Portable / folding solar panels:
http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=46

Poweradd™ Mini Portable (5000mAh) + ReVIVE Series Solar

EasyAcc  (15 600 mAh / 57.7 Wh) + AP Solar Foldable Charger 7W

Intocircuit® 2nd Gen Power Castle (13 000mAh / 48.1 Wh) + Voltaic 2.0 Watt Solar Panel

Goal Zero YETI150 (14 000 mAh / 150 Wh) + SunKingdom 39 Watt

 Smart Tech Apollon V8000 (8000 mAh) + Apollon P5

EasyAcc  (10 000 mAh / 37 Wh) + SUNKINGDOM™ 5W 5V
1
Tai Viinikka's profile photo
 
Solid, I will read with some interest! Thanks, Martin! 
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Power use of an Arduino and nRF24L01 using a Keithley 2208S

https://youtu.be/8ECNJPVHqe0
1
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
HT 9022 Power Clamp Meter Review - Pt2
https://youtu.be/Hm077_CMt-M
This is a review of the HT Instruments power clamp meter that can do AC / DC, power and energy measurements...and a lot more:
http://www.ht-instruments.com/…/dc_trms_current_clam…/ht9022
DC, AC + DC TRMS current up to 1000A
DC, AC + DC TRMS voltage up to 1000V
Resistance and continuity test
Frequency with test leads
Frequency with jaws
Phase sequence / 1 wire phase correlation
DC Power
Active, Reactive, Apparent power on Single phase systems
Active, Reactive energy on Single phase systems
Power Factor on Single phase systems
Harmonic voltage/current up to 25th with THD% calculation
Inrush current
Data logger with programmable IP
Autoranging
Backlight
Auto Power OFF
Data HOLD
MAX/MIN/CREST
PC connection via Bluetooth
Connection with Android devices
CAT IV 600V
1
Jesus von Nazaret's profile photomjlorton's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Jesus von Nazaret I agree and I brought that point to their attention as well.
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ecocapsule is a portable house offering an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.
Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof i
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
52 people
Have him in circles
531 people
osamah ajarmeh's profile photo
Remeres Jacobs's profile photo
Mona Shams's profile photo
yitagesu kuma's profile photo
Burak Ickin's profile photo
Kevin Cox's profile photo
mazin ibrahem's profile photo
Jun Hinagdanan's profile photo
John Anderson's profile photo

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
5 Ways to Destroy an Arduino
2
Open Source Hardware Group's profile photo
 
Thanks for sharing +Martin Lorton!
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
T4D #118 - Mailbag, news and updates...

In this T4D....

* Sip Sup Kickstarter - First social drinking glass:
http://www.sipsup.me/en
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sipsup/sipsup-first-social-drinking-glass

*  Siglent SDM3055/3055A 5 1/2 digit dual-display digital bench multimeter:
http://www.siglent.com/ENs/multimeter/SDM3055

* Parrot Invent Test Leads with test clip Invention:
http://parrot-invent.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xcyb3O6OUU

* The new USB 3.0 Power Monitor YZXstudio Voltage, Current and  Power Meter available from Franky Tong:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-High-Resolution-OLED-/171606912751
Review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVNA4gvQzKo

* Outback Radian Inverter update.

* How does an H-Bridge work in an inverter?

* Some chit chat about the Tesla Powerwall:
http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall

* A quick look at the Mooshimeter kindly put into my hands by Josh of MakerGear (http://www.makergear.com/):
https://moosh.im/mooshimeter/
3
Preben Madsen's profile photo
 
Dear Martin. I know how much you like multimeters. And I have followed all your reviews. I started out with a brymen 257. A lovely meter but the fluke 87v was irresistible for me as well. I now would like a desktop meter and had fallen for the 34461a I know it is overkill for me and have looked rigol, but the display on the siglent sdm3055 looks so much more like the Agilent. There is no reviews on this meter and I look so much forward to have your verdict.
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Electrical Safety / Inverter Failure

My Outback Radian Inverter "failed"....
In this video I cover some electrical safety considerations if you are going to work on an electrical system / breaker box / DB board / Inverters / battery bank.
https://youtu.be/a5MnE0q3azY
* Personal safety to prevent electrocution
* Safe electrical  / insulated tools : http://www.tester.co.uk/tools-and-accessories/insulated-tools
* Safe procedures / rules to follow when working on electrical systems.

http://electrical-engineering-portal.com/21-safety-rules-for-working-with-electrical-equipment
7
mjlorton's profile photo
 
+Martin Lorton Do consider that you might be breaking the law by working on your own electrical system.
As with most things in life, use your common sense.
Do wear safety glasses.
Read the other comments posted
on this video.

Just another note:
Every time you sing “Happy Birthday to You” in public, you’re breaking the law.
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
How Does a Circuit Breaker Work? -  Pt 1

In this video:
* We take a look inside a thermal magnetic circuit breaker to see how it works with both AC and DC.
* I do a practical demonstration on how the circuit breaker works to protect against overloads and short circuits.
* We take a look at some circuit breaker ratings such as:
In:  Rated current - maximum current that the breaker is designed to carry continuously at an ambient air temperature of 30 °C.
Icu: Ultimate short-circuit breaking capacity.
Ics: service short-circuit breaking capacity.
* I test what parameters (voltage vs current) affect the overload protection of a circuit.
* I demonstrate the instantaneous breaking / tripping capability of a circuit breaker on an oscilloscope under various loads.
* I show circuit beakers that are designed to cater for electric motor start-up inrush current with an adjustable instantaneous trip setting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_breaker#Standard_current_ratings

Understanding Electric shock / Electrocution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_shock
3
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Inside Fluke  - The Measure of Innovation 2015 - Pt 2

Last week I was invited to Fluke in Everett, Washington. They hosted The Measure of Innovation Summit 2015 which was attended by thermography and reliability experts from around the world.

Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard:
http://www.supracon.com/files/online/NormaleSpannungsnormal/ACJosephsonVoltageStandard.pdf

What are Josephson junctions? How do they work?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-are-josephson-juncti/

Fluke TiX560:
http://en-us.fluke.com/products/infrared-cameras/tix560-infrared-camera.html

Fluke TiX1000:
http://en-us.fluke.com/products/infrared-cameras/tix1000-infrared-camera.html

HT Instruments THT45:
http://www.ht-instruments.com/en/products-ht/news__2015/tht45

Dave Hart - VP Customer Transformation, ServiceMax:
http://www.servicemax.com/about/management/dave-hart

Mary Bunzel - Worldwide Industry Leader, Manufacturing
IBM: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marytbunzel

http://www.ibm.com/podcasts/software/tivoli/maximo/080818_Maximo_Monday_PLM_Maximo_Luyer_Popko.pdf

10 VDC 2ppm Precision Voltage Reference Standard, Nulled to Fluke 732A or 732B:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-VDC-2ppm-Precision-Voltage-Reference-Standard-Nulled-to-Fluke-732A-or-732B-/251756273626?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a9dd7dfda
1
Add a comment...

Martin Lorton

Shared publicly  - 
 
QTV #11 - ISO-TIP #7700 Cordless Soldering Iron

A "quick" review of the ISO-TIP Quick Charge Soldering Iron #7700
https://www.iso-tip.com/products-page/smart-solder-series/quick-charge-soldering-iron-kit-boxed-7700/
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
52 people
Have him in circles
531 people
osamah ajarmeh's profile photo
Remeres Jacobs's profile photo
Mona Shams's profile photo
yitagesu kuma's profile photo
Burak Ickin's profile photo
Kevin Cox's profile photo
mazin ibrahem's profile photo
Jun Hinagdanan's profile photo
John Anderson's profile photo
Education
  • Sea Point High
    1988
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Employment
  • Self Employed
    Full time video blogger
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Westlake, Ohio, USA
Previously
Cape Town, South Africa - Dublin, Ireland - Chippenham, England - Horsham, England - Kingston Upon Thames, England
Links