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    jhonwillams
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-11-19

    Winter is everyone's favourite. However, it requires certain preparation to deal with the offering of cold weather. When it comes to a car, it needs to address some of the challenges in the battle against the cold.

    Keeping a vehicle up is a challenge in the winter. You cannot forget those mornings when your car refused to turn over. Winter takes its toll on many drivers, particularly if you haven’t taken the time to do some basic maintenance on your vehicle.

    However, a well-maintained vehicle as usual is capable to deal with all the difficulties, a season can through on it. Here, we are sharing some essential tips to take care of your vehicle so that it should not cause any problem in this winter.

     

    How’s your battery doing? Does it need a replacement?

    Since the battery has to work a bit harder in winter to provide current to the ignition system. You would not like to end up stranded somewhere.

    It is necessary to take care of your car’s battery when it gets older than one year. If it has crossed three years, you can consider replacing it before heading into winter.

    However, assessing the battery power is the best alternative to deal with such a problem. You can get a battery check at Service My Car before deciding on your car battery replacement. Our professional will assist you in assessing the actual health of your car’s battery and taking the necessary steps for hassle free driving.

     

    Opt for the right type of engine oil

    There are various viscosities available for engine oil in most cases. However, viscosity might be crucial, particularly in the winter.

    Engine oil's viscosity describes its ability to flow at various temperatures. Compared to thicker oils with a higher viscosity, thin oils have a lower viscosity and pour more readily at low temperatures. Thin oils help engines start quickly in cold weather by reducing friction in the engine. At high temperatures and loads, thick oils maintain film strength and oil pressure better.

    Make sure you're using oil with the proper viscosity as the weather cools. If you perform your own oil changes, make sure you're using the recommended oil by consulting your owner's manual.

    Or, visit Service My Car for a professional consultation if you are looking for a car oil change to gear up for the winter.

     

    Inspect your car tyres or consider a replacement if needed

    Tyres need some sort of air pressure to bear the weight of a vehicle. The pressure needs to be at a certain level to perform at its best.

    Besides, you have to be sure about the tread of your car’s tyres. Usually, the tread of a tyre wears over time and your car may be prone to slippage on a slippery or wet area.

    If the tread has worn out substantially, you can opt for a fresh set of tyres. However, there is a better way to manage your spending. Rotate your front tyres with the rear tyres when you notice the front tyres’ tread is worn enough.

    The reason behind this rotation is that the front tyres usually wear more rapidly due to the weight of the engine at the front as compared to the rear set of tyres.

     

    Check your windshield wipers

    However, most car owners do not take it seriously, but it is something to take into consideration if you want to avoid serious consequences. The windshield wipers become essential for the vapour on the mirror. They also come in handy to counter the snow if you live in a heavily snow prone area.

    How do you manage to clean the windows when there are no working windshield wipers? You have to stop in the middle of the road either to clean the mirror manually or and this does not seem practical though.

    You can get your car’s windshield wipers checked by an expert at Service My Car easily.

     

    Maintain your cooling system

    However, the cooling system seems to be working hard in the summer, but it has some responsibilities to do in the winter too. It requires warming the cold engine before starting. The thermostatic valve does this duty while blocking the antifreeze from cooling the engine while you are looking to turn over your car.

    After the long, hot summer season, you’ll also need to make sure you’ve got the air conditioning working properly. If there is any issue, you are definitely going to struggle to start your car.

    Besides, you can take the help of an expert to assess your vehicle before heading into the winter. At Service My Car, there is a comprehensive car scanning and diagnostics service available to figure out a number of major and minor issues with your vehicle.

    However, preventive care is a great thing to mitigate the risk with your vehicle. You also save your time wasted on a search for car recovery. Service My Car offers all types of remedies to deal with your automobile's problems. You just need to book a or order a car service car repair quote on our website or app anytime.

    If you need any type of service or honda service sharjah, service my car provide pickup and delivery plus full car service at the nearest repair center.

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  • Uniquecuddles
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-06-01

    I just received my UltraVoice XM8500 and it seems like it maybe missing some parts but if not I dont know how to connect it!15910433928111358382249393561466.jpg

    I dont know how to connect please help it looks as if pieces might be missing

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    • Uniquecuddles
      GaryHiggins

      @Uniquecuddles 


      All I can see is the mic and mic clip, what would be missing? Looks like you would only need a mic cable, they usually don't come with the mic. If there are other mic parts missing, it can't be seen in that photo.

      • June 1, 2020
  • Dreamstone
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-12

    Hello,

    I recently bought the Behringer UM204 to connect my guitar. And it works great!
    Besides that, the interface is placed on my Home Theater PC and connected to my Denon AVR via TS (Behringer's main Outputs) to RCA cable like down below to listen to FLAC music.

    Is this connection right? or should I use the Monitor outputs on the back of Behringer?

    I am asking this because the AVR is not working till last night, And the usual suspect looks like UM204.indir (1).jpg

    Best regards,

     

     

     
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    • Dreamstone
      RexBeckett

      @Dreamstone 


      Hello Sadas, welcome to the community.


       


      You could connect to the Playback RCA outputs but they are uncontrolled feeds from USB playback. The Main Out signal is controlled by the Mix and Main Out knobs so is more useful if you want to hear a mix of playback and your guitar input.

      • May 12, 2020
    • Dreamstone
      Dreamstone

      @RexBeckett 


      Thanks for your warm welcome.


      I do want to use the Main outputs of the UMC204 that's why I bought the cable on the picture. I am not a sound device expert, actually, it is my first audio interface that I have.


      My question is, is it ok to use TS to RCA cable on TRS output? It looks like working but TS cable shorts the R and S pins of the output. 


       

      • May 13, 2020
  • clif
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-10

    I have 2 Behringer MX882 Ultra Link Pro mixer splitters and the audio level LED display lights up to 0db on all channels with no audio input.  Slight hum audible in the audio output channels when audio is present. Need schematic of at least the power supply section.

     

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    • clif
      AlexLane

      Hi Clif, 


       


      Please contact CARE through the support portal, thanks.

      • April 7, 2020
    • clif
      clif

      Ive tried everyway possible to a) contact Behringer directly, b) contact anyone who might have a similar problem, c) contact anyone who can supply repair parts for Behringer products


      All I get for my efforts is a total run around.  I have opened 5 support tickets but the
      Care Portal shows all of them as "problem solved"  I have never even come close to a solution nor received any feed back from anyone from the Music Tribe forums.  Does anyone really ever get help on this site?


      Right now it looks like I need a power transfromer for my Behringer MX822 but havent a clue as to how I would get one via the Music Tribe or the Behringer support web site.

      • April 27, 2020
    • clif
      RexBeckett


      @clif wrote:


      Ive tried everyway possible to a) contact Behringer directly, b) contact anyone who might have a similar problem, c) contact anyone who can supply repair parts for Behringer products


      All I get for my efforts is a total run around.  I have opened 5 support tickets but the
      Care Portal shows all of them as "problem solved"  I have never even come close to a solution nor received any feed back from anyone from the Music Tribe forums.  Does anyone really ever get help on this site?


      Right now it looks like I need a power transfromer for my Behringer MX822 but havent a clue as to how I would get one via the Music Tribe or the Behringer support web site.





      @clif @AlexLane 


      If you let us know the Care ticket numbers, Clif, I'm sure Alex will be able to find-out why they were closed without your problem being resolved.

      • April 27, 2020
    • clif
      clif

      Found the problem!


       


      the 2 units Ihave were wired for 220V operation but had a US 120V plug installed.


      I rewired the power transformer for 120V operation and the LEDs acted normal.


      The issue was that the circuitry wasonly getting 10V DC to the circuit boards, not evenclose to the 18V it needed for the regulators to work.


      If you have my problem, read the units top cover and see what voltage it was made for. 


       


       

      • April 27, 2020
  • Ozzie666
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-01-18

    Hi, I would like to connect "Presonus eris 3.5" to "Behringer um2" using balanced cable, is this the right cable? Or some other cable?IMG_20200119_001928.jpg

    Hi, I want to connect "Behringer um2" to "Presonus eris 3.5" using balanced cable, so the cable on the pic is the right one? Thank you in advance.

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    • Ozzie666
      DaveMorrison

      @Ozzie666 


      The Behringer um2 doesn't have balance outputs so there is no cable to make a balanced connection.

      • January 18, 2020
    • Ozzie666
      Ozzie666

      Ohh I see... Thank you for your kind answer, if I may ask? What is the best way to connect Presonus eris 3.5 to my laptop? Should I look for a DAC with balanced output or go for Behringer um2 or just use the headphone jack and don't bother at all? 

      • January 18, 2020
    • Ozzie666
      DaveMorrison

      @Ozzie666 


      How about an RCA (normal Hi-Fi stereo) cable? That's the easiest.

      • January 18, 2020
  • C-liv
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-01-06

    Driver melting ?Driver melting ?What would cause this?

     

    Driver of  CanterburyDriver of Canterbury

    Melting marks are on both speakers

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    • C-liv
      RexBeckett

      @C-liv 


      Hi Chris, welcome to the community.


       


      They look like the glue spots that hold the connections between the voice-coil and the flexible leads on the back of the cone. They are present on most loudspeaker cones but are sometimes hidden by dust covers.

      • January 6, 2020
    • C-liv
      C-liv

      Thanks for the reply Rex. And I apologize for no formal intro to the community. Yes I thought that was the area where wires from voice-coil connect. Those spots were not visible before. When I turn Amps on those areas are warm and pliable as though melting, like a short or something!!? 

      • January 6, 2020
    • C-liv
      RexBeckett


      @C-liv wrote:


      Thanks for the reply Rex. And I apologize for no formal intro to the community. Yes I thought that was the area where wires from voice-coil connect. Those spots were not visible before. When I turn Amps on those areas are warm and pliable as though melting, like a short or something!!? 





      @C-liv 


      Voice-coils do get warm when producing sound. If they get warm with the amps on but no music playing, I would worry about the amps. A short in a voice-coil would severely reduce the output - and is unlikely in two drivers. High-frequency oscillation in the amps could cause excessive heat in voice-coils.

      • January 6, 2020