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Archive for August 22nd, 2015

Are these universal for any ceiling fan/light? (the IR receivers of our BULLIT one broke) – via: Home Theater Discussions And Reviews

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/22

Bullit ceiling fan with light.

Bullit ceiling fan with light.

We have two “Bullit” ceiling fans with built-in dimmable lights. Both of them started to malfunction after about 10 years of usage, about a year apart.

They are really nice, both in looks and build quality (heavy duty electric motor, cast aluminium block, screws nicely hidden away).

So this weekend, I took the canopy apart and found out that the receiver device that processes the infra-red signal has broken: it does not pass on the incoming current to either the light or the fan engine.

That receiver part looks like this (handheld is on the right):

  • bottom: 3 incoming wires (Phase, Earth, Neutral),
  • top: 3 outgoing wires (Phase Fan, Phase Light, Neutral),
  • connector for IR sensor
  • Connector to wire Earth to aluminium body

    Handheld infra-red transmitter (required 9-volt battery).

    Handheld infra-red transmitter (required 9-volt battery).

Bullit ceiling fan/light infra red receiver.

Bullit ceiling fan/light infra red receiver.

I came across a Westinghouse GS–26-78095-WH08 model. The image is below

Is that a universal replacement for many ceiling fan/light devices?

 

via Does an infrared ceiling fan exist? – AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews.

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Google thinks google.com is in German. How can I prevent that? +GoogleTranslate

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/22

This was a search for ISDN S0 bus: https://www.google.com/search?q=ISDN+S0+bus

Google thinks it is in German, but it is in English: even the html tag indicates it is in English:

<!doctype html><html itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/SearchResultsPage" lang="en"><head><meta content="/images/google_favicon_128.png" itemprop="image"><meta content="origin" id="mref" name="referrer">

I cannot change the page so nothing I can use from the suggestions in html – Why does Chrome incorrectly determine page is in a different language and offer to translate? – Stack Overflow.

Anybody knows what can I do to prevent this wrong guess?

Can anyone from +GoogleTranslate please step in?

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