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#16 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Look inside the charger.  Sometimes the wires come un-soldered from the diode plate.  Plus there is usually a thermal protector, and they can go bad, cutting off the juice.

 

My son took cover off and we hooked to battery and plugged it in, it started smoking out of the metal plates the enclosed the wire coils, I guess that produces all the juice. It was literally black and burnt at the corner seems, not sure what happened, all wires were in tact. I can only refer to it like a large breaker contacts getting fuse together and not kicking out.



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Unfortunately, that sounds like a shorted transformer. HF stuff usually manages to fail in the quality of materials, like the insulation on the transformer wiring. If you post a pic, someone might be able to diagnose it more accurately. If it's the windings, you may be able to rewind it by hand, fairly cheaply, although not necessarily cheaper than a new HF charger!


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