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    Do we have a par meter locally?

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    Blawson
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    Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by Blawson on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:45 pm

    Just looking to do some testing.
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:49 pm

    contact MxReEfEr92


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:22 pm

    The one that the club has is pretty much useless, It has no screen and I have tried every setting on my multi meeter to try and figure it out. You are more than welcome to try it out, One thing I ask is for you to become a paid member of the club ($22). Jimmy and the little guy may be of more help then me on getting it to work.


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by Blawson on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:11 pm

    Don't mind the $22. I am not great with electronics. I would be useless.
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:47 pm

    Ok you are more than welcome to pick up, now that school is im pretty busy.


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:00 pm

    It worked fine for me....


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by Blawson on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:51 pm

    So... Does it work? I may have been too quick to act. I purchased one online.
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:14 pm

    LOL, you have to remove the Cap Wink
    But you put the meter on ohms, then multiply bya number. I'm not sure what it is, but google would tell me.....


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:15 pm

    Cory when you pick up your inverts, bring it with, and I will try iton my tank.


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:47 pm

    I did remove the cap set it to ohms and nothing...


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by Blawson on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:03 pm

    Let me know... I won't get mine for about a week and would like to try and test this weekend.
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by dwolson2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 am

    If you drop it off at my house, I can look at it.


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:07 am

    dwolson2 wrote:LOL, you have to remove the Cap Wink
    But you put the meter on mV (DC), then multiply by a number (5). I'm not sure what it is, but google would tell me.....

    FTFY

    MASVC has a par meter for the club members to use (one of the many benefits of being a MASVC member) Smile

    Set the meter to mV (direct current) and attach the 2 leads from the multimeter to the red and black wire of the par meter (most multimeter leads are red and black as well so it's as easy as hooking up red to red and black to black.) Don’t worry about the third wire on the par meter.

    remove the cover of the par meter and place it where you want to take a reading. The multimeter display will give a value in millivolts (mV) and all you have to do is convert that number by multiplying it by 5 which will give you PAR.



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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by calistyle on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:51 pm

    what about the flux capacitor?
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by dwolson2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:50 pm

    Your right Jimmy, my memory must be getting bad. I'm not sure how to program it, but it would be kind of cool to make the arduino do the math and make a "controller" for it...


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:20 am

    very simple stuff, we just need to get a small 3-4 number digital display and an atmega chip and we'll be in business.


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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by Blawson on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 pm

    Did we ever figure out if this worked?
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    Re: Do we have a par meter locally?

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:37 am

    Yes it definitely works.


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