[time-nuts] Power glitch, Menlo Park CA, 4 seconds

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Tue Aug 7 23:11:28 UTC 2012

I would suggest an external usb soundcard. Go through ebay and find the kind in the blue metal case. You can actually pull the card if you want physical access. I have used that model, which uses Cmedia chipset, with the line input.

Even with protection circuitry, I would be concerned about blowing up the PCs soundcard. Better to blow up an external card.

I'd call that an outage!
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From: Hal Murray
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Subject: [time-nuts] Power glitch, Menlo Park CA, 4 seconds
Sent: Aug 7, 2012 3:09 PM

I'm finally starting to capture audio data so I can see what happens when a 
cycle gets lost or added.

We lost power for a few seconds yesterday.  Here are a few graphs:

(The vertical scale is 16 bit audio rather than volts.)

I'm seeing glitches like this:

The PPS side just keeps ticking along cleanly.  I'm guessing ground problems, 
in part because I'm using the mic input because I can't get the audio mux to 
switch to line-in.

Any Linux audio wizards here?  If so, please contact me off-list.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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