16984Re: RL1000 Power Supply replacement options
- May 2, 2010These 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 <-----
--- 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..
> 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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