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Offline JW

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DC02 only 20 years old - Raising the dead
« on: April 05, 2016, 07:48:09 PM »
Hello folks.   

      20 years old this month! According to the moulding date stamps on the the inside of the casing reading 04 96.
     
      This is a DC02 'Antarctic solo Breakthrough Limited Edition' (if anyone cares) which has been going strong with a few fixes on the way but finally expired, and will not start.

      The curious thing is this:-

On disassembly there is no obvious fault; switches, fuses and connections all OK.  Commutator & brushes look fine, no evidence anywhere of overheating.  BUT,  it will NOT start at mains voltage, but WILL start happily if run up from zero voltage using a slide regulator.  Any suggestions for a fix?  My partner is keen to keep using it on our many stairs, referring to its later big brother as 'The Brute' on account of the hefting requirements.



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Re: DC02 only 20 years old - Raising the dead
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 08:02:07 PM »
motor capacitor???

Offline JW

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Re: DC02 only 20 years old - Raising the dead
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 08:21:58 PM »
Hi Madrat,

. . . thanks for the suggestion. The only visible capacitor on the motor was what looked like an interference suppression job across the input line, as I recall. 
Could that do it? 
Unfortunately it's all reassembled now so I'll need to open it & look again.

JW

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Re: DC02 only 20 years old - Raising the dead
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 08:24:33 PM »
I'm not a 100% sure, but there of lots of members on here that are much more knowledgeable on electronics that will be along shortly.

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