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9532Re: [solectria_ev] Bad motor encoder simulation

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  • Rex Allison
    Dec 2, 2013
      Big thanks to Wolf!!!!

      I performed the Capacitor replacement over the Thanksgiving holiday. So far the fix seems to working. Before the fix every morning my controller needed to warm up to function. Now I turn the key and it is ready to go.

      The procedure took a few hours just due the quantity of screws that need to be removed and the care that needs to be taken to open up the controller.


      From: Rex Allison <ev64bug@...>
      To: "solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com" <solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:12 AM
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] Bad motor encoder simulation

      I have the same question. I would guess by the name "standby supply" that this circuit is active all the time vs. most of the electronics are only powered when you are driving, giving it a different aging characteristic.

      From: Randy Carter <rwcarter.wa@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] Bad motor encoder simulation

      My question is:  If that 220uF cap is bad, couldn't I expect the other 220uF caps to be bad now or going to be bad soon? 

      It has been my experience the if cap value A is bad all of the value A caps are right behind it.  They are all the same age.  They've been in the same environment for the same amount of time.  And all have been subjected to the same manufacturing stresses.  In fact I've seen all values of the electrolytic caps on a circuit board be bad.  To the tune of 66 caps of 11 different values on a single board.
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      ---------- Original Message ----------
      From: Wolf <wolf@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] Bad motor encoder simulation
      Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:08:41 -0600

      I could not find a good pic of the cap you need to replace...
      Ok, look at the pic.
      On the right hand side there is a yellow sticker that has "58" written on it.
      To the left is a red polycap.
      To the left of that is a blue cap.
      Above that is a smaller blue cap.
      To the left of that is a larger 220uF 25V blue cap.
      Replace that cap.
      It is the standby supply hold up cap, that should fix your controller.


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