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Erik Malund
08/26/05 07:41
  08/26/05 07:43

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Mt Airy, Nc

#100151 - Since Craig is adept at moving posts, I'
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
I've done my duty as a 'dumbass customer' also. I've been told to RTFM too many times!Russell Bull said:
Anyone else got 'war stories' to tell for a larf?

Sounds like it should be a new thread...?

Since Craig is adept at moving posts, I'll just continue here.

TRUE stories:

A customer could not get a DB9 connector in because of holding it upside down. Took a pair of pliers an flaired it "so it would fit".

Several buses were miswired and we asked "did you read the instructions" the answer was "we can not afford to hirte people that can read".

The connector on a cable could not get through a hole, so the customer disassembled the connector, put the cable through and reassembled the connector. When asked "did you put the pins in the right holes" answered "does that matter?"

in the above read "the customers employee" for "the customer"

I once made a macchine that was supposed to be bilingual. Due to my limited knowledge of the Spanish language "start" in "Spanish" for the test was "get the finger out" and other messages were similar. A salesman "stole" the proto and demonstarted the bilingual capability to a customer.

My biggest goof probably was when I took a "standard drawing" and modified it and, in the process forgot to change, 400V to 220V. When they connected a 220V motor to 400V it did not like it at all.

List of 23 messages in thread
What is a safer?      U Kaz      08/25/05 01:52      
   Think about it      Russell Bull      08/25/05 02:34      
   hmmmm      U Kaz      08/25/05 03:24      
      Why not just use a relay?      Russell Bull      08/25/05 03:30      
         Agree but....      U Kaz      08/25/05 03:37      
            Hmm...      Andy Neil      08/25/05 04:08      
         Relay      Andy Neil      08/25/05 04:13      
      philips      Abhishek Singh      08/25/05 09:47      
   No buts      Russell Bull      08/25/05 05:54      
      Is it rocket science then?      U Kaz      08/25/05 06:09      
         What's non-ideal?      Andy Neil      08/25/05 06:49      
            even with a triac you still need a relay      Erik Malund      08/25/05 07:08      
            Relays      U Kaz      08/25/05 07:57      
               the life of a relay      Erik Malund      08/25/05 08:17      
                  Try this      Steve M. Taylor      08/25/05 09:53      
                  Contactors      Russell Bull      08/26/05 01:54      
                     motor specs      U Kaz      08/26/05 02:20      
                        Mechanical things      Russell Bull      08/26/05 03:37      
                     Yebbut      Steve M. Taylor      08/26/05 05:30      
               Use the math Luke      Neil Kurzman      08/25/05 10:00      
   Dumbass customers      Russell Bull      08/26/05 02:15      
      War Stories - New Thread?      Andy Neil      08/26/05 05:49      
         Since Craig is adept at moving posts, I'      Erik Malund      08/26/05 07:41      

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