And here is a classic example of why membership in a Lounge like this is valuable (although of course, nothing comes close ...).BobH wrote: ↑28 Dec 2020, 23:11Chris, a 12VDC hobbyist forum is a very highly specific ask; however, you might try this one.
Any fool can search the internet for data, although I am not as good as others at locating the cream of the crop.
But active membership in a Lounge (as distinct from lurking) brings out the true value; which is personal.
Whatever my qualities, I am a known quantity, in the sense that others here (We will hold up Bob as an example) know something of my ability and level(s) of knowledge, and I know of and respect highly Bob's lifetime experience.
There is more data in the minds of Lounge Members than in all the internet web pages (do the math) AND that data has a better retrieval process.
So when Bob says "try this one" it means that (a) Bob thinks it will suit and (b) I believe that Bob might be on to something before I even click on the link.
Imagine my surprise when clicking on the link I find myself at a forum I had explored briefly (one of six or so I had scoured yesterday from a Google search) and it came up trumps.
Same forum, but Bob's link gave me a different view of the forum from the one I wandered in; as if Bob had found a better path from the perimeter than my goat-track of yesterday.
I SHALL JOIN this forum and reduce the electrical engineering load on Eileen's Lounge.
I am serious; I trust the advice of those who know me well; it is a natural facet of being human!
Thanks to Bob, and to ALL who responded with advice.