Little Things You Hate

Oddjob

Eats Squid
I’ve excess of repaired 2200va eatons. Eaton are evil pricks, they have a custom engineered fan design that once it fails, they compel the owner to buy new. Three wire fan, but third wire isn’t rpm signal, it goes logic low on good rpm status. No other fans do this. So I’ve repaired a bunch by replacing the fans.
I hate Eatons. The software is crap and they are stupidly noisy.

I've had much better service from Cyberpower.

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Dales Cannon

Adminerotic
Staff member
I’ve excess of repaired 2200va eatons. Eaton are evil pricks, they have a custom engineered fan design that once it fails, they compel the owner to buy new. Three wire fan, but third wire isn’t rpm signal, it goes logic low on good rpm status. No other fans do this. So I’ve repaired a bunch by replacing the fans.
Hmmm, Ive got an Eaton. Good to know.
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
I hate Eatons. The software is crap and they are stupidly noisy.

I've had much better service from Cyberpower.

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Published api, and many third party apps to control/monitor if you don’t like theirs. And the EX series I’ve used and repaired extensively really is a data centre product where noise isn’t a consideration.

I have little influence in product selection.

Eaton failure rate is 5% over 700ish units.
APC is 12% over 1000ish units, excluding batteries. Apc love stupidly high float charges, battery life is pretty crap. The rolls Royce of UPS’ is still Liebert/Emerson for data centres/enterprise.

Cyberpower seems more targeted at desktop environment from what I can see.
 

fatboyonabike

Eats Squid
Eaton failure rate is 5% over 700ish units.
APC is 12% over 1000ish units, excluding batteries. Apc love stupidly high float charges, battery life is pretty crap. The TOYOTA HILUX of UPS’ is still Liebert/Emerson for data centres/enterprise.
fixed it for you!
you have obviously have never worked on Piller or HITEC gear,if Piller is the Mercedes AMG of UPS's then HITEC is the Koenigsegg
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
I knew I should have stayed away from car analogies.

Pillar and hitech are more for critical
Infrastructure then commercial data from what I have seen.
 

silentbutdeadly

Eats Squid
LTIH1: washing machine breaks down. 12 years old and the error code says 'motor fault'.
LTIH2: I do a google check that suggests it might be motor brushes. Physical check suggests almost certainly the problem. And another Google check says brushes cost anything from $10 - $100!!!
LTIH3: everyone says it's a 12 year old washing machine...so it's probably fucked.
LTIH4: $10 eBay brushes fixed it after a hidden reset procedure that (of course) Google revealed. And now I wonder how many of these machines die for the sake of a ten buck part...
LTIH5: Replacing the brushes wasn't complicated...no more difficult than shifter cables. But it wasn't as straight forward as it could have been given that the machine guts were clearly not designed to have been easily accessed...designed obselescence should be a crime...
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
LTIH1: washing machine breaks down. 12 years old and the error code says 'motor fault'.
LTIH2: I do a google check that suggests it might be motor brushes. Physical check suggests almost certainly the problem. And another Google check says brushes cost anything from $10 - $100!!!
LTIH3: everyone says it's a 12 year old washing machine...so it's probably fucked.
LTIH4: $10 eBay brushes fixed it after a hidden reset procedure that (of course) Google revealed. And now I wonder how many of these machines die for the sake of a ten buck part...
LTIH5: Replacing the brushes wasn't complicated...no more difficult than shifter cables. But it wasn't as straight forward as it could have been given that the machine guts were clearly not designed to have been easily accessed...designed obselescence should be a crime...
Nice job on fixing it! All through my uni days and a decade afterwards of low paying jobs my washing machines were freebies that I fixed. Dead pumps were an easy one with some time trawling metal recycling pile at the local tip usually providing a replacement :)

It’s very satisfying fixing something that wasn't designed to be fixed!
 

fatboyonabike

Eats Squid
LTIH1: washing machine breaks down. 12 years old and the error code says 'motor fault'.
LTIH2: I do a google check that suggests it might be motor brushes. Physical check suggests almost certainly the problem. And another Google check says brushes cost anything from $10 - $100!!!
LTIH3: everyone says it's a 12 year old washing machine...so it's probably fucked.
LTIH4: $10 eBay brushes fixed it after a hidden reset procedure that (of course) Google revealed. And now I wonder how many of these machines die for the sake of a ten buck part...
LTIH5: Replacing the brushes wasn't complicated...no more difficult than shifter cables. But it wasn't as straight forward as it could have been given that the machine guts were clearly not designed to have been easily accessed...designed obselescence should be a crime...
did the same with a Dyson vac a few years ago
$1000 vac, with a $75 motor...another machine saved from landfill for a few more years
thanks mum
I find older people have lost the will to try and repair and extend the life of things, but would prefer to have nice shiny things more often!
 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
LTIH1: washing machine breaks down. 12 years old and the error code says 'motor fault'.
LTIH2: I do a google check that suggests it might be motor brushes. Physical check suggests almost certainly the problem. And another Google check says brushes cost anything from $10 - $100!!!
LTIH3: everyone says it's a 12 year old washing machine...so it's probably fucked.
LTIH4: $10 eBay brushes fixed it after a hidden reset procedure that (of course) Google revealed. And now I wonder how many of these machines die for the sake of a ten buck part...
LTIH5: Replacing the brushes wasn't complicated...no more difficult than shifter cables. But it wasn't as straight forward as it could have been given that the machine guts were clearly not designed to have been easily accessed...designed obselescence should be a crime...
Scored ourselves a free dishwasher because it kept blowing thermostats. They kept it in the shed so long that by the time I went to buy a new one they only sold the self resetting kind and we got years out of it.
 

Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
I just hope she realizes that you're the ironman here? All she has to do is trundle around for a while.

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I made it perfectly clear just how much sacrifice so she gets to train on the drive in.

Bloody savages making entry cut off 6am.
 

tubby74

Likes Dirt
I love the gum trees by my house and the bird life they attract ny holy hell they drop some leaves. Filled a full sized wheelie bin yesterday just in leaf litter. And thats including 3 session of my fat ass getting in the bin and going bouncy castle to pack them in.and the yard looks only marginally better today as they keep dropping leaves
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
I love the gum trees by my house and the bird life they attract ny holy hell they drop some leaves.
I hear you. The park across the road full of gumtrees from us just keeps giving too. Leaves and bark on the front yard is just how it is. Great for summer afternoon shade though so worth the trade off.
 
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