[Noisebridge-discuss] Heat press fixed!
robbintt at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 02:08:55 UTC 2016
There may be a good fuse at the space but I don't know much about it. I put
a ton of fuses into stuff-org. Maybe they are all too small or the wrong
Tau Informatics LLC
trent at tauinformatics.com
On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> So I fixed the heatpress (again?) last night. Kyle showed me the issue
> where it was blowing fuses and the fuse holder had become a melted mess.
> Note, this press uses a *15A fuse rated at (at least) 125v*. (Kyle, can
> you pick one of these up for it?)
> There is a note on it now to Plug it in when using it and unplugging it
> when done. This will likely keep the fuse from blowing since there won't
> be an inductive spark / surge across the live power switch.
> I'd appreciate someone adding that info to the wiki.
> What I did:
> 1) Fixed the connection on the power switch and soldered one of the loose
> clamp terminals
> 2) re routed wires for the fuse to the outside and installed fuse holder
> 3) put shittons of tape on everything
> 4) wrote notes on how to use
> Time will tell if this fix will last but I think it will be OK. LED
> display aside, there are no circuits to speak of in this thing and it is a
> "dumb" heating element attached to a transformer / relay.
> *From:* noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net <
> noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net> on behalf of Kyle Ng <
> ng.kyle at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:12 AM
> *To:* noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Heat press fixed!
> I went out and found a microwave fuse that was the right rating.
> Also, Chris from CHM helped be track down a broken solder joint and
> repaired it. He's really good at soldering and it seems safer than it used
> to be!
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 8:25 AM, jarrod hicks <hicksu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for sending a message to the list to alert others to the
>> condition of the heat press and what has been done to attempt to
>> repair it.
>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Kyle Ng <ng.kyle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The last time I used the heat press it was perfectly functional, but
>> > people wanted to use it recently and found that it was not heating up
>> > displaying the temperature.
>> > They removed the fuse and dropped it on the ground, breaking it. I went
>> > buy a new fuse today. The old one had the markings F25A250V. However, I
>> > could only find a 25A 32V fuse at O' Reilly's so I went ahead and put
>> > in. No luck and same symptoms.
>> > I opened up the back to see if anything was visibly melted but I
>> > find anything wrong. I think the temperature controller is messed up.
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