[amsat-bb] Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at gjcp.net
Sat Oct 17 05:35:18 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 03:24 -0400, Luc Leblanc wrote:

> 40 back, we will. If the voltage is clamped low and there is no other damage, we may end up waiting a long time for a cell to "open", 
> hopefully not as long as for AO-07. ..or it may happen today. No success for even weeks or months does not mean that we won't eventually be 
> successful. 

On a more practical note, could there be some sort of failsafe "battery
went phut so disconnect it" device?  I'm guessing a perfectly ordinary
inline fuse would be too simple, but perhaps some sort of mechanical
latch that would just pop the battery terminal if it lost power would

Gordon MM0YEQ

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