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    Re: Kollsman electronic averager power
    From: Art Leung
    Date: 2021 Nov 18, 06:29 -0800

    Gary, thanks for the clarification.  I was thinking that was how it would work - I think I just need to get a power supply that can drive enough current to the electronics so that it does not shut down once the 2 minute period is complete.

    Just to clarify, what my sextant is doing is:
          - apply power to averager, LED digits light up with 00 showing
          - hit the start button and the digits start counting up (increment by 1 every 2 seconds)
          - I run the index up or down 30' when the LEDs show "30"

          - when the LEDs show 60, I see an LED flash at the top or bottom of the display, but then the display shuts off

          - attempting to hit the RESET button has no effect on the display, but disconnecting the power and then reconnecting it does bring it back to 00

    The DC-DC converter I have claims it can supply up to 1A sustained.

    The USB battery I have does not state a current drive capability - I have ordered one that claims to drive 22.5W out of a 5V USB port which should be north of 4A.  Hopefully this solves the problem.

    The other possibility is that there is a short in the electronics that only gets switched on after the averaging is complete.  I am hoping that this is not what is causing the problem.

    If anyone has any other diagnostics to run that might help, I'd love to hear them.


    - Art

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