Crash and Burn
This Thing ran since Aug. 27, 1997. Only stopped for power outages.
Shoot a couple new caps and that thing is ready for the next 12 years.
ACH500 were a work horse. The caps are typically designed for 20 years as long as they have power applied. There is no worry of them drying out then. Looks like an internal failure caused the boom. Sorry for your loss..
Yep, we've got some that we put in about 1996. Maybe 1997. That're still chugging along just fine. Tho one of that batch (there were 8 on the whole job) rolled over and died this winter.
Originally Posted by AutoPilot
Not bad. Seeing as how the customer has never done any maintenance on any of them. Or even looked at them since they were put in.
After some Dis-Assembly with a claw hammer, I believe the problem was critters.
The noise from the cooling fans tends to scare them away, but without power
they like to cuddle up between the DC bus bars. Nice and warm.
Then suddenly they get the 650vdc shock of their little life. Their whole life flashes before their little eyes as they vaporize into a puff of smoke.
Meanwhile the inrush current chars everything in its path.
My dad is a TV repairman, he has an awsome set of tools, we can fix it..... (Spicolli, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Controls..some days your a hero, some days your a zero. Direct acting since 1992.
...one of the best movie scenes ever.
would have been better if the critters in question were the ones from 'Tremors'
Originally Posted by sysint
"Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them."
- The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam