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Old 11-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Useful Stuff to Know: AMB Personal Transponder Durability

I just discovered something pretty nice that owners of AMB Personal Transponders might like to know:

I shortened my lead tonight so there wasn't so much wire to curl up. At the end of the project I noticed the remaining 4" of wire on the desk...

I, and many others have somtimes wondered how durable the wire itself is. Because many of us only own one Personal Transponder and transfer it from car to car. Thats alot of binding, twisting and stuffing. Wouldn't it suck if the wire broke internally???

Of course it would.

So I took a single wire, stripped it of insulation and grabbed ahold of it with two pairs of pliars. Spinning the wire in opposite directions, I got up to 114 turns before the stuff broke.

So there you have it. While your wire may look like a kinked and twisted mess, know that the wire inside is:

A) VERY flexible
B) Extremely strong

Sleep well knowing that the wire inside your AMB Personal Transponder is very tough yet flexible stuff.


(P.S. - That was alot just to say that the wire is strong eh?!?! )
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I always nail my AMB pt to the shelf and let the car hang from it. Much better than using a car stand.
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I always nail my AMB pt to the shelf and let the car hang from it. Much better than using a car stand.

There must be sarcasm lost in translation...
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C: You have way to much time on your hands.
I just don't sleep. Hydrogeology exam tomorrow. It's 4:12AM, I shoulda been in bed 4 hours ago.
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I just don't sleep. Hydrogeology exam tomorrow. It's 4:12AM, I shoulda been in bed 4 hours ago.
now THATS procrastination!
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WTF is hydrology?
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WTF is hydrology?
Using Calculus to determine groundwater flow. Also for determining how much water a particular geologic unit can store, etc.

Basically, so when you drill a well, you only have to do it once.
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Using Calculus to determine groundwater flow. Also for determining how much water a particular geologic unit can store, etc.

Basically, so when you drill a well, you only have to do it once.
Weird subject....

So what kinda job you trying to look for next time?
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So what kinda job you trying to look for next time?
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Hey, come on guys,..... be nice

His calculus can be use in petroleum geology to measure oil reserve volume. Great pays from oil research companies.

Back to topic, AMB is build strong except the wire it self. My friend once had problem with loose AMB. The transponder was loose because it lost the clip and it took nice beating to asphalt for 10 laps. I can see the electronics pcb, the metal stuffs inside but the transponder still working until present day
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The wire broke on mine....... in time. With gas racing, the gas gets on all the wires one way or another and it dries the wire insulation. Then it cracks and all you have is the copper wire to hold it together and you know that doesn't stay together long in 1/8 on-road.

I cut the transponder open and resolder new wires on it an it's still working great after three years.
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Using Calculus to determine groundwater flow. Also for determining how much water a particular geologic unit can store, etc.

Basically, so when you drill a well, you only have to do it once.
Hate Calculus most!!! Wonder if you can bear that subject ? .
Better to calculate my car's gear ratio.
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no matter how strong the AMP PT's are.....they are still a RIP OFF!!!!!
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no matter how strong the AMP PT's are.....they are still a RIP OFF!!!!!
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