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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
    http://www.d8apro.com/heath3.htm 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.
    http://www.heathkit.com/ There is an 800 number listed on their web site.

    Fred
     
  4. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    http://inventory.4starelectronics.com/1-1000-T.html
     
  5. David Naylor

    David Naylor Guest

    go to Heathkit.com 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
    Technologies
    Forecast Technologies
    29119 Monterey Ct.
    Santa Nella, CA. 95322
    http://www.webbcon.com/forecasttech/products.html
    [ID-5001 Weather Computer]

    865.983.0691

    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)
    http://www.webbcon.com/forecasttech/parts.html

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

    Mouser
    http://www.mouser.com/index.cfm?handler=home

    DigiKey
    http://www.digikey.com/

    Allied Electronics
    http://www.alliedelec.com/

    Newark / InOne
    http://www.newark.com/
     
  7. w9gb

    w9gb Guest

    http://www.webbcon.com/forecasttech/parts.html
    412-635 LED, infrared, TIL32
    417-919 Phototransistor, infrared, TIL78
     
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