Thank you all for the advice. The eBay number takes one to a 4.4f unit.
Apparently I need 1f. I gather that will create 4.4 times less damping.
Makes sense. Still be a bit slow I'd think.
The thing costs pennies. I'll give it a shot.
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Sent: 04 February 2019 06:46
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] Fuel gauge damper query
Here are two thoughts, Simon,
First, you most likely won't be consuming petrol so fast that a five minute
lag in display would cause trouble.
Second, you don't tell us what size cap you got, 1 farad? 5 farads?
or what? If you got one that was half the size, say 1 farad instead of 2,
the gauge should respond twice as fast, or half as slow -- take your pick.
On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 00:07:25 -0000, you wrote:
>See the attached. I can't recall whose work I was pirating, but I was
>interested in it anyway. The latter two paragraphs were added by me
>after consulting with you guys.
>So, in the end, I got around to trying it myself. I bought this:- eBay
>It wasn't hard to fit and in it went...
>Now, I know less about capacitors and milliwotsits than I do about
>kiloton yields and so I just bought what seemed closest to the spec on
>the original article.
>Results? Well, it was a success in a way. The needle didn't bounce
>around but it was so damped that it moved like a glacier on a cold day.
>It did get up to where it should be, but took, quite literally, 5
>minutes to do so. All good connections, all per the diagram. Gauge working
fine before and after.
>So...I suppose that I bought the wrong thing. Can anybody be very kind
>and tell me precisely what I should have bought? All the clever little
>numbers and symbols. I don't have to understand it; I just have to fit it.
>And, before you all shout at once, I have Michael's alternative in mind
>and will probably finish with it as a permanent fix. It's just that I
>can't bear to be beaten by a tuppeny-happeny capacitor.
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