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16984Re: RL1000 Power Supply replacement options

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  • Frans
    May 2, 2010
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      These power supplies seem to fit and on eBay.com there are plenty around for around $ 10. I have beeen using the ones with the arrows for a while now and they work fine. I paid 7.50 Euro's (about 9 US $) for second hand ones on the Dutch equivalent of eBay. A few old cords with plugs that I had lying around I connected by stripping the wires and inserting them in the original plug of the power supply. A little bit of strategically placed duct tape keeps them well in place and gives good isolation.

      0957-2178, 0957-2094, 0957-2146, 0957-2166

      HP 0957-2094 <-----
      HP 0950-4466 <-----
      HP 0950-2146

      HP 0950-4466
      HP 0957-2094
      HP 0957-2144
      HP 0957-2146
      HP 0957-2166
      HP 0957-2177
      HP 0957-2178


      --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.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 completely
      > different so I'll have to replace that. If you have any soldering experience
      > it's pretty easy the only trick is to get the polarity correct. You would
      > 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 transformer
      > power supply.
      > I looked everywhere for an easier OR cheaper solution and 32v power supplies
      > 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 highly
      > 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 alternate
      > > 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 demise
      > > of a battery pack (due to incomplete charging...not sure, but I think so).
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      > >
      > >
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