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Re: (ET) "Dead" ET's
- Subject: Re: (ET) "Dead" ET's
- From: "David Roden (Akron, Ohio, USA)" <roden ald net>
- Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 12:16:36 -0500
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
The connector to my brake switch fell off one day when I was mowing tall
grass. I found that the fastons aren't very springy. You can squeeze
them with pliers and that will fix them for a while. Someday I will
probably solder wires onto the switch, and put better quality free
hanging fastons on the wires.
I have also had problems with oxidation on the connections to the circuit
cards. To fix, pull the connectors off, clean the connectors and copper
pads (gently) with fine steel wool, blow off all dust, then coat contact
surfaces lightly with a good grade of electronics contact cleaner/
preservative like Caig.
Sometimes a "dead" battery can be grody terminals, or terminals loosely
crimped to the interconnects.
David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
1991 Solectria Force 144vac
1979 General Engines ElectroPed 24vdc
1974 Honda Civic 96vdc
1970 GE Elec-trak 36 vdc