About Me

My name is Robert Ussery, and I’m an electrical engineer in San Francisco. This blog serves as a repository of projects, thoughts, and anything else that I feel the world might find interesting. When I have time, I dabble in electronics, am a road cyclist, ride motorcycles, and have a revolving door of new hobbies that may appear periodically on this blog. For the most up-to-date information about me, check my about.me page.

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  1. Hi. My name is Josh Jones. I rode motorbikes, still ride a bicycle, have sailed around most of the world and competed in a couple of ocean races. I had a varied career which I won’t bore you with in detail – it included work on radio, radar, electronics, computers and running the test room for a transformer manufacturer. So I can diagnose most simple problems. But now I’m stuck and can’t find any help on the Internet so I wonder if you might have any suggestions.
    I use an old bench drill that belonged to my late father-in-law, It works fine except that sometimes when I switch it on, usually after using it for a short time, it trips the residual current breaker in the main supply. When I reset the breaker it immediately starts with no problem and would run forever if I didn’t switch it off. I’m used to living with that but now my son-in-law has given me an electric saw that trips the breaker when I first turn it on but will start again repeatedly once t gets over that first start. I assume that this is something to do with start capacitors – the one on the drill had been recently replaced – but I’ve never come across it before and know nobody who has.
    Any ideas please?

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