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Repairing power supply of Ogawa Reflexology

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by batman, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. batman

    batman

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    Hi all,

    I am in the midst of checking the components on the power board and noticed that when I run through a check on this component, it seems to be shorted.

    I've taken this component to my local electronics store to find a replacement, but they themselves are unsure what this component is. To me, it looks like a capacitor, but the markings on the component does not point it to being a capacitor, or am I wrong?

    Hence, what is this component and where can I buy a replacement online? Tx
     

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  2. jcurrie

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    is there any hint on the board as to what the component might be ? did you try a online search? it also might be a proprietary component .

    jc
     
  3. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    with markings like that, it may be a varistor ( MOV) for over voltage protection


    Dave
     
  4. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    It should be short circuit. it's a 250mA PTC fuse.
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  5. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    I agree with Adam. It looks like a Polyswitch resettable (PTC) fuse.
     
  6. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I was thinking PTC, but I suspect that a 250mA PTC would have an easily measurable resistance. I'm also not familiar with the failure mode of these devices. Open or short?
     
  7. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Good point Steve

    1.3R to 3.8R but if he was measuring on continuity setting then the meter would probably buzz down as that low a value. Which maybe why he said shorted?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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