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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger2 months ago
    Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger

    Hello,How do you mean "funfill" and that "it does not keep"? The charging LED starts blinking then shuts off? Other leds are on? Can you send a picture? Not sure about the fuse, but if it were a blown fuse, then it wouldn't power on at all... If it reacts on the button (you can start charging by pushing it) then it is not the switch. I would try it on a known good battery, however bad battery does not start charging. Also if left the car with a light on overnight or something, the battery can have very low voltage. Regular car batteries need time to recover. You need to disconnect from the car and wait at least half an hour until real voltage can be measured. If you don't wait enough (or if its dead) the battery is disharged very much, then it might be recognized as ...

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    Hello,How do you mean "funfill" and that "it does not keep"? The charging LED starts blinking then shuts off? Other leds are on? Can you send a picture? Not sure about the fuse, but if it were a blown fuse, then it wouldn't power on at all... If it reacts on the button (you can start charging by pushing it) then it is not the switch. I would try it on a known good battery, however bad battery does not start charging. Also if left the car with a light on overnight or something, the battery can have very low voltage. Regular car batteries need time to recover. You need to disconnect from the car and wait at least half an hour until real voltage can be measured. If you don't wait enough (or if its dead) the battery is disharged very much, then it might be recognized as 6V battery, and c3 starts to charge it as it were 6V. In this case, just press the button again until LED jumps from 6V to 12V LED and wait for charging. However if a battery is toast, it wont start charging at all. Measure the battery voltage with a multimeter after waiting an hour after disconnecting from car, it should read more than 10V. If you left it disconnected overnight and it is only 5V then you probably need a new battery. Test the charger 1st on a good known battery and let me know the results!

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger3 months ago
    Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger

    Hello,I'm not sure where it could go, sorry. I did not have this, as far as I can remember, maybe they have updated the design. It looks like it held the little board in place, possibly keep that part insulated. But it's really just a guess.

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger4 months ago
    Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger

    Hello,Thank you, I'm so happy that you like it!Only the size of the switch is important, I haven't measured voltage and amps but they supposed to be very low here. You can try measuring the voltage and amps with a multimeter though, if you are really curious, but there is a chance that you will only have momentary values that you can't actually read accurately, because it's an impulse switch, and its only for rotating the modes of the logic of the circuit.For voltage: Set your multimeter to DC 20V setting and connect the two probes to one of both opposite pair of legs. (So the multimeter is connected in parallel to the switch)For current: A little more complicated, you need to connect the multimeter in serial, so only one side of the switch (two legs) is not connected to the board, an...

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    Hello,Thank you, I'm so happy that you like it!Only the size of the switch is important, I haven't measured voltage and amps but they supposed to be very low here. You can try measuring the voltage and amps with a multimeter though, if you are really curious, but there is a chance that you will only have momentary values that you can't actually read accurately, because it's an impulse switch, and its only for rotating the modes of the logic of the circuit.For voltage: Set your multimeter to DC 20V setting and connect the two probes to one of both opposite pair of legs. (So the multimeter is connected in parallel to the switch)For current: A little more complicated, you need to connect the multimeter in serial, so only one side of the switch (two legs) is not connected to the board, and the other two is connected to the first probe of the multimeter, and the second probe is connected to the board. So that the current can flow through the multimeter and can be measured. I think 20mA setting would be sufficient, but it doesn't hurt to start with 200mA or even higher setting, just for safety. :)

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  • moire made the instructable Stainless Steel Rose From Scrap Metal8 months ago
    Stainless Steel Rose From Scrap Metal

    I created this in a smaller version, about 6" tall on a 2"x2" base.(0,5mm sheet, 4mm stem rod diameter)My wife adores it, cannot thank you enough! :)

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger11 months ago
    Repair Your Vehicle Battery Charger

    Thank you, Glenn, I'm glad that you could make it work so quickly! :)

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger1 year ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Oh yes, there it is! I'm glad that you found it!Looks like only those soldered legs supported this transformer coil? Would be a poor design...Maybe you can remove heatsink separator, to the right of the transformer coil, and then you can have access to the broken leg. I would add some hotgun support under the transformer to prevent breaking again in the future.Looks an easy fix, but I really don't want to suggest doing something you are unsure about! I hope you will make it or have it repaired. Good luck!

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger1 year ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Hi Kirx,I would open it up and take a look. You can't make it any worse when it's already dead. You can be lucky and have only a broken soldering point which you can easily re-solder. Pull out the wall outlet before opening! Check the soldering points at the high-voltage part of the circuit first (light brown color side of the PCB on mine), specially where the two main power supply wires connects to the board. Sometimes the gap at a broken soldering point is very thin. Check the continuity of wires/lines to the PCB with a multimeter. It should beep between the wall connector-end and the soldered point-end on the board. If it all seems to be ok, you can check each soldering points for a break with the multimeter, one post connected to the soldering point on board, the other touching the ...

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    Hi Kirx,I would open it up and take a look. You can't make it any worse when it's already dead. You can be lucky and have only a broken soldering point which you can easily re-solder. Pull out the wall outlet before opening! Check the soldering points at the high-voltage part of the circuit first (light brown color side of the PCB on mine), specially where the two main power supply wires connects to the board. Sometimes the gap at a broken soldering point is very thin. Check the continuity of wires/lines to the PCB with a multimeter. It should beep between the wall connector-end and the soldered point-end on the board. If it all seems to be ok, you can check each soldering points for a break with the multimeter, one post connected to the soldering point on board, the other touching the soldered part's leg. Any protective/insulation layer on the PCB can make you read a false positive , so make sure your multimeter's testing post is really touching metal. (My C1 didn't have any coating though)Good luck!

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger1 year ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Wow, very nice, thank you! :)

    I'm SO happy that it helps so many of you, thanks a lot for the feedback!Love you too! <3

    Hi Miguel,Thank you for your comment, I'm very happy if it worked for you too!I love Spain very much, will be visiting Fenavin in Ciudad Real in May! :)Greetings from Budapest,Moire

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger1 year ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Thank you, I'm really happy that it helped you! I wouldn't be surprised if your newly replaced switch lasted longer than the factory one. At least mine charged more batteries since I replaced it a year ago than before the switch failure. :)Cheers

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger1 year ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Hello Henrik,Thank you for your comment, I'm glad that it worked for you too!Of course, you need to connect the battery to be able to test the button by start charging. With no battery attached, pressing the button will do nothing as it is written in the user's manual of your charger. :)The best is to connect the battery to the charger first, and only then plugging the charger power source cable into the wall outlet.greetings,moire

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair your vehicle battery charger2 years ago
    Repair your vehicle battery charger

    Great, good luck with the fix!

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  • moire commented on moire's instructable Repair Your Bosch C3 Battery Charger2 years ago
    Repair Your Bosch C3 Battery Charger

    Thank you, my first commenter, schönes neues Jahr! :)

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