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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: dazz on January 21, 2007, 04:24:47 pm

Title: electrics
Post by: dazz on January 21, 2007, 04:24:47 pm
 ???hello all,i have just aquired a robbe nordernay  that has been built some time ago,it has a working anchor winch and a working crane,there are 2 maplin controllers working them,they only go in one direction,i am guessing that one of the maplin boards has become faulty,where can i get some kind of replacment ,as i want to get her on the water as soon as i can,can anyone help me out there,please bare in mind that i am no  electrician,thanks in advance,i dont know if there is a website some where that  i can obtain the needed equipment,,,darren :-\
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: barriew on January 21, 2007, 05:13:33 pm
Look at Action - they have various controllers. I cant see that you will need a lot of current for those applications, so they are probably the cheapest solution.

Title: Re: electrics
Post by: John W E on January 21, 2007, 05:30:23 pm
hi ya dazz

give my regards to soap daz and persil  ;D

on a serious note, dont throw your Maplins speed controller out - and dont butcher it - I HAVE SPARES FOR THESE  ;D also, the printed circuit diagrams and whatnot.   If you wish, you could send it to me and I will have a look and see if I can repair it for you.  PM me and I will give you my address.

John E
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: Stavros on January 21, 2007, 07:21:15 pm
Now theres an offer you cant refuse
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 22, 2007, 12:24:37 pm
The Maplin boards used a relay for reversing.  If they only control in one direction, it is probable that the relay isn't working.  Maplin sell siutable replacement relays. 
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: Faraday's Cage on January 22, 2007, 12:35:15 pm
I've used maplins speed controllers in the past without too many problems. (by the way, they are obsolete now if you werent aware).

They came with either a 6v or 12v relay fitted. Could be that there is a 12 volt relay fitted but daz is only using 6v to drive the motors.

The other problem was that occasionally one of the transistors would burn out which also affected forward / reverse control.

I also had one fellow club member who burnt out the pcb track on one board as he was overloading it.

Good luck with the repair  ;)

Title: Re: electrics
Post by: dazz on January 22, 2007, 11:12:50 pm
thank you very much everyone,i will be on the phone to action tomorrow,1 of the boards is getting red hot it looks to be burnt out,again thanks to everyone,regards,dazz
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: dazz on January 25, 2007, 01:54:02 am
hi all,i ordered 2 new speed controllers yesterday,they were here by 9.00 am tody,what service,and very helpful at action electronics,and also very reasonably priced,the functions are up and running now exept the ahchors as i am just waiting for some replacment chain,thanks again to all who responded to my querry,,daz
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: dazz on February 01, 2007, 12:46:52 am
hi all,the action esc are great ;D,thanks everyone for your advice,,,daz
Title: Re: electrics
Post by: Roger in France on February 01, 2007, 07:12:10 am
She looks very good.

Yes, I have always found Action great. Some years ago I (being stupid) burnt out one of Craig's units, he repaired and serviced it rapidly and at a most reasonable cost and set it up so that i could not be stupid again!

Roger in France.