Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

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    Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  Joseph on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:05 pm

    Tomorrow - Pasta Night at SSM House.

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 pm

    Is there a workshop?

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  Ray on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:50 am

    AdriaN wrote:Is there a workshop?

    There was/there is a compressor Laughing

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:37 pm

    Ray wrote:
    AdriaN wrote:Is there a workshop?

    There was/there is a compressor Laughing


    AND? Idea scratch

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  David on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:57 pm

    The compressor

    I changed the fuse

    didnt have 5 A so I put 13A

    Bang

    I dismantled the whole cover

    Part of the pcb blown

    Its a 250V DC motor with a single cylinder pump

    Must have had the motor jammed

    cranked it a couple of turns

    replaced fuse this time 6.3A

    Bang

    Bridge rectifier shorted

    need to replace it

    time out

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:28 pm

    David wrote:The compressor

    I changed the fuse

    didnt have 5 A so I put 13A

    Bang

    I dismantled the whole cover

    Part of the pcb blown

    Its a 250V DC motor with a single cylinder pump

    Must have had the motor jammed

    cranked it a couple of turns

    replaced fuse this time 6.3A

    Bang

    Bridge rectifier shorted

    need to replace it

    time out



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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  David on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:05 pm

    Jo as you might have noticed the time it was midnight. I took it with me to work as I thought it was a quick fix. on the second bang the circuit breaker tripped which is monitored by data track which in turn called back reporting a mains failure.

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  AdriaN on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:10 pm

    Exploding compressors can be very dangerous and WILL kill! After an hour of nonstop pumping i get paranoid somtimes Neutral Esp when it gets as hot as an oven!

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    Re: Club Meeting - 3rd November 10

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:42 pm

    AdriaN wrote:Exploding compressors can be very dangerous and WILL kill! After an hour of nonstop pumping i get paranoid somtimes Neutral Esp when it gets as hot as an oven!

    It's not the compressor tank Adrian that exploded! It's the electrical part and it is no different from something like a washing machine! If the bridge is shorted, a replacement can be bought from G&E electronics, if I'm not mistaken for less than 5 euros.

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