Re: Hand controller failed me

Don Anderson

Hello Suresh
I think in your climate, you probably have a lot of moisture and air contaminants that are corroding the internal electrical connectors for the HC coiled cable. You can probably get by with periodically opening the HC and pulling the connector plug and cleaning the contacts (both plug and pins on the pc board). I would suggest a good quality electrical contact cleaner. These come in a small spray can. After cleaning you can try some electrical contact grease to help slow down the corrosion process. You can periodically spray the Servo controller plugs and the plug on the end of the coiled HC cable as wel. Just normal maintenance you will need to do because of the nature of humid climates. Now if we had gold plated contacts this problem wouldn't happen!
All the best in the new year!

Don Anderson

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 06:25:26 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:

After monsoon ( about 3 months )we went for a drive to a dark site. The HC let me down and wouldn’t let me input my location even after several re start .  Ran the mount thro laptop . Came back home opened hc , simply removed and re inserted the coiled cable connection and now seems to work well . Maybe it’s time to order another cable

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