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dazz

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« 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 :-\
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« Reply #1 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. www.actionkit.co.uk

Barrie
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John W E

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« Reply #2 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.

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Re: electrics
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 07:21:15 PM »

Now theres an offer you cant refuse
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« Reply #4 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. 
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Re: electrics
« Reply #5 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  ;)

Terry.
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 12:46:52 AM »

hi all,the action esc are great ;D,thanks everyone for your advice,,,daz
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« Reply #9 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.
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