Hand controller failed me


Suresh Mohan
 

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
Suresh


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
Suresh



Suresh Mohan
 

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


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
Suresh



Renan
 

Anti rust?


El 30-12-2019, a la(s) 22:30, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> escribió:

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


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
Suresh



Christopher Erickson
 

MUCH better to use a marine-type electrical contact protective silicon grease.


On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 3:51 PM Renan Van De Wyngard <renanvdw@...> wrote:
Anti rust?


El 30-12-2019, a la(s) 22:30, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> escribió:

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


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
Suresh