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How do I repair a battery maintainer?


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Originally Posted by Lonesome7.3 Thanks for the link. I actually did not expect to find some one here to know ...

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the link.

I actually did not expect to find some one here to know this particular model insdie and out. I was hoping for a conversation with som eone who knows the peices in the pictures. If I had an understanding of the individual peices I would have a better idea of how it works. Repiaring it is not as important to me as understanding it.
I understand, you want someone to tell you how to figure it out rather than having to figure it out. I get that.

Point is, that "conversation," as you put it, is much more likely to happen on an electronics forum, or it's likely already been had on one.

Ask away here, I'm not trying to suggest you shouldn't, just don't get all bent out of shape when someone tells you to try Google or to just replace it when the request is so particular or the product is so cheap, especially when it's the best advice anyone has to offer.

Would you prefer a thread with no replies?
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I get bent out of shape when some one either implies I am stupid or just flat out insults me. That has happened on a couple of threads here where I have asked for input. Or, words responses in such a way there is no other way to take it. I considered just deleting my account as a result. When I ask these question on other sites people there take the time to help me. I have gotten a lot of help doing that and I did not have to sort through page after page on Google. When I did go to Google after talking it over I knew excactly what to looks for. It saved a lot of time and I learned a lot as a result.
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Really?

Dude, you did have trouble choosing and using a multi-meter, and you did state that you may have damaged your tender by reversing the polarity. For someone considering tackling the troubleshooting and repair the components inside the unit, those are pretty big red flags. I don't know anything about your wiring prowess outside of those two things that have taken place over the last two week period.

As I said, I never meant to offend you, I was just being honest. If you think that response was an insult and warrants deleting your account and running off, that's unfortunate.

And, by the way, I did also give you advice to look for burnt components or blown fuses. Then, I suggested that if there wasn't anything clearly wrong, to just go buy a new one. I still contend now, as I did then, it's not worth $20 to fWONk with it.
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Check the resistance of all the resistors, make sure they still match what the colors say.
Google for: resistor color code
And you'll get your values.

Check for any leakages on the capacitors.

It's hard to see anything in those pictures... They're pretty grainy.
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Really?

Dude, you did have trouble choosing and using a multi-meter, and you did state that you may have damaged your tender by reversing the polarity. For someone considering tackling the troubleshooting and repair the components inside the unit, those are pretty big red flags. I don't know anything about your wiring prowess outside of those two things that have taken place over the last two week period.

As I said, I never meant to offend you, I was just being honest. If you think that response was an insult and warrants deleting your account and running off, that's unfortunate.

And, by the way, I did also give you advice to look for burnt components or blown fuses. Then, I suggested that if there wasn't anything clearly wrong, to just go buy a new one. I still contend now, as I did then, it's not worth $20 to fWONk with it.
I was not referring to just you. The past two weeks I have been trying to learn a whole new set of skills and I am starting at the ground level. You and a couple of others felt the need to make comments that were not that helpful mixed in with helpful ones. There has been a pattern biulding for a while. Your commits here alone were nto enough to get me to this point. The fact that I can post the excact same question elsewhere and get great advice and actually learn from what people posted was my point. I do not like being a member on several forums, I like to consolidate. I have no issue with joking around, but the comments I am referring to were not jokes. I do not beleive in knew jerk reactions.
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Check the resistance of all the resistors, make sure they still match what the colors say.
Google for: resistor color code
And you'll get your values.

Check for any leakages on the capacitors.

It's hard to see anything in those pictures... They're pretty grainy.
I agree, I got a color chart and I plan to attack it today. I think it is pretty interesting how they are color coded. I knew there was a method to this madness, I am looking forward to getting deeper into it now.
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Really?

Dude, you did have trouble choosing and using a multi-meter, and you did state that you may have damaged your tender by reversing the polarity. For someone considering tackling the troubleshooting and repair the components inside the unit, those are pretty big red flags. I don't know anything about your wiring prowess outside of those two things that have taken place over the last two week period.

As I said, I never meant to offend you, I was just being honest. If you think that response was an insult and warrants deleting your account and running off, that's unfortunate.

And, by the way, I did also give you advice to look for burnt components or blown fuses. Then, I suggested that if there wasn't anything clearly wrong, to just go buy a new one. I still contend now, as I did then, it's not worth $20 to fWONk with it.
I was not referring to just you. The past two weeks I have been trying to learn a whole new set of skills and I am starting at the ground level. You and a couple of others felt the need to make comments that were not that helpful mixed in with helpful ones. There has been a pattern biulding for a while. Your commits here alone were nto enough to get me to this point. The fact that I can post the excact same question elsewhere and get great advice and actually learn from what people posted was my point. I do not like being a member on several forums, I like to consolidate. I have no issue with joking around, but the comments I am referring to were not jokes. I do not beleive in knew jerk reactions.
What did you expect, the exact answer from everyone who replied? I gave you the best advice I had to offer - look for burnt parts or blown fuses. Both seemed possible given the reversing of the polarity. It wasn't a joke and it wasn't back-handed, it was the best I had. Clearly, you deemed it unhelpful though.

I'll make sure not to try and help you again so we can avoid this sort of thing in the future.
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Are you serious? Is that really how you are reading my responses? Foir Christ's sake man, I have no idea how to get my point across to you then. I have already spent way too much time getting into this in a thread not intended for this subject. I never claimed of be a master of words but goddamn I did what I could to make my point clear.
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