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  1. Checking out my options here and wondering if anyone has any clue of the existence of miniature brushless motor DC-powered air compressor? That entails that the compressor be very small, like say 60mm by 40mm or so, weighing less than 80 grams, and able to output highly compressed stream of air (continuous or pulse). Maybe a separate container would be needed to hold the compressed air? Before devising such an item, perhaps this already exists? Thanks for your intuitive input.
  2. Hello... I've got a 2000 Mark 5 Fiesta (Facelift) and I am looking to power two USB chargers what I have internally fitted in my car... In the Fiesta I have, the cigarette lighter socket is a constant 12V feed what still can draw power when the ignition is off and I don't want to keep the chargers powered if the car is off and accidentally leave something plugged in and come back to a dead car battery so I need to find an alternative. I did add a terminal connector to the switched live feed of my car radio to see how that went but the cabling for that source is only build to hold very little current and I managed to burn the cable out accidentally so this isn't an option any more. So I was wondering if maybe anyone else has an idea on where I can get a source. What can power what I want only when the ignition switch is on? Maybe I can use the heated seating circuit from the ECU as my car isn't equipped with heated seats? Or maybe I can build some sort of circuit what will only allow power through if it is receiving a voltage from the switched feed but wont pull the current from the switched feed itself? It would be great if somebody that has done this can help, even better if they have done it in the same car!
  3. My water in diesel fuel filter warning light has been coming on briefly for the last 20,000 miles. The guy I bought the car off told me it had been happening to him for ages as well. I personally wouldn't worry about it. Think of it as a nice little reminder that you own an Alfa and smile all the way to the airport.
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