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resistor values for loyale heater/ac fan
Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:57 PM
Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:43 PM
I've thought about repairing the OEM units, but I doubt they would hold up long. The heat from the soldering iron will further deteriorate the element.
Awhile back Bill Putney (I think that's his name) posted a schematic he drew up for a resister block using common components available places like Radio Shack. You might want to try a search. Not sure if the old stuff was moved to this new web page.
As I recall, his plans called for high tolerance resisters, which were next to impossible to burn up. The downside was that the block was physically larger, and would not fit in the usual spot.
Good luck, John
Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:09 PM
The two smallest wires on mine were broken and I just replaced them both with 1.2ohm coils, which gave a decent range of fan speeds.. Anything from 0.8 to 1.4 would probably be fine.
Nichrome doesn't solder very well, so it's a good idea to put a bit of a bend in the end of the wire and then 'encase' it in the solder puddle so even if the bond isn't great it won't fall out.
Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:15 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:22 PM
The higher resistance/foot the less you'll need, but the thinner stuff is hard to work with (doesn't hold it's coil shape and is more delicate).
Or you could dig it out of an old toaster, space heater etc. Pretty much the same stuff, you just need the right resistance.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:03 PM
I fixed my blower coils by just twisting them back together at the break, not the best permanent solution but its worked for about 4 months.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 08:05 PM
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