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15398RE: [RoboMower] Re: RL1000 Power Supply replacement options

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  • Dan Barclay
    Oct 2, 2008
      Yes, according to the manual.

      According to my experience, mainly *keep it cool* is number one priority.
      Keeping it dry is number two priority.

      It's potted, so keeping it out of the sun with the face of the case pointing
      "up" will keep it dry in my opinion. That is, keep the flat part that is
      the "back" pointing down and off the ground. Any water will shed over the
      top and won't be tempted to seep in the cracks where it's put together.

      Do *not* put it in a closed, weatherproof, outdoor box. It'll get too hot.



      From: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RoboMower@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Bob and Barbara
      Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 4:40 PM
      To: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [RoboMower] Re: RL1000 Power Supply replacement options

      Ben, According to the users manual... the RL1000 power supply is not
      weatherproof, but to be used in a dry location like in a shed or
      garage and out of the sun.


      --- In RoboMower@yahoogrou <mailto:RoboMower%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com, Ben
      <benj@...> wrote:
      > I just purchased a 32v DC regulated power supply on eBay for less
      than $20
      > with shipping. It was originally for a HP printer. The plug is
      > different so I'll have to replace that. If you have any soldering
      > it's pretty easy the only trick is to get the polarity correct. You
      > need a voltage meter.
      > For a current rating you want one equal or greater than the
      original. The
      > original was around 950ma if I remember and the HP was around
      1500ma. It's
      > also regulated so the voltage is much more stable than a simple
      > power supply.
      > I looked everywhere for an easier OR cheaper solution and 32v power
      > are not easy to find.
      > If you are looking for the outdoor power supply you'll have to
      stick with
      > what you can get from robomower dealers from what I found. I'd
      > recommend trying to find an indoor location for an indoor supply
      instead. A
      > wood shed, garage, etc..
      > -ben
      > On 9/15/08, Dan <bha@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > It seems I'm starting to go through power supplies
      (transformers) on
      > > my RL1000's this year. Though some (if not all) will be covered by
      > > warranty, I'm thinking the next time one goes, I'll be stuck
      having to
      > > buy.
      > >
      > > That said, I saw some discussions about specs and possible
      > > power supplies, but couldn't find any concrete examples.
      > >
      > > Has anyone found a valid alternate (off the shelf) power supply
      > > replacement for the RL1000 docking station models? (model #'s,
      urls, etc.)
      > >
      > > I can keep the transformer inside, so it need not be water proof.
      > >
      > > I'm pretty sure one of my failing transformers lead to an early
      > > of a battery pack (due to incomplete charging...not sure, but I
      think so).
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      > >
      > >
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