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Heathkit Weather Computer Model ID 5001C

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Joe in Tennessee, Oct 17, 2006.

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  1. My weather station has been fully functional for many years, but the
    wind direction and velocity has stopped working. I suspect one or more
    of the IR diodes and/or the photo transistors have failed. I have been
    unable to locate replacement parts or to cross-reference the original
    part numbers.
    The diodes are TIL-32 and the transistors are TIL-78.
    I would appreciate any information on where I might find these parts or
    where I might cross- reference them to an available substitute.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who responds to this request.
  2. Have you tried the Heath lists? They usually can help. I know someone makes
    parts for these including the computer.
  3. Joe-

    These numbers appear to be from Texas Instruments.

    The best Heath cross-reference I've come across is at listed by the Heath part number.

    Have you tried contacting Heath? They are still there, just in the
    educational equipment business. I've heard they still have some parts. There is an 800 number listed on their web site.

  4. Meat Plow

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  5. David Naylor

    David Naylor Guest

    go to they are still there and can help you out
  6. w9gb

    w9gb Guest

    Joe -

    There are active Heath WX station groups on the Internet.
    This is a common part failure - IF you have had a nearby lightning strike -
    not necessarily direct (surge alone).

    PLEASE bookmark the following information in your computer's browser for
    future reference !

    The ID-5001 WX station is actually still made and supported by Forecast
    Forecast Technologies
    29119 Monterey Ct.
    Santa Nella, CA. 95322
    [ID-5001 Weather Computer]


    You can order that exact part (and any other repair part that you may need)
    from Forecast Technologies (current mfg. and support for the 5001)

    Any of the standard large parts mail-order houses should this part or a
    cross reference in stock



    Allied Electronics

    Newark / InOne
  7. w9gb

    w9gb Guest
    412-635 LED, infrared, TIL32
    417-919 Phototransistor, infrared, TIL78
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