Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair
Well--almost 40 months to the day, my home cooked repair finally gave up the ghost, sometime between Jan 11th and 15th. A postmortem revealed that the hobby-shop motor I used had finally died. Since it is in a sealed nylon case, I cannot tell how but, removed from the vent with power applied directly, it will not run so something internal gave out. By comparison, the solar panel still generates 2.2 volts so that was not a problem. The good news is that the motors are only $15.00 and are easily replaced. So we shall be back in business with a new motor and new 2000 mAh rechargable NiCad tomorrow. If I must spend $15.00 to keep this device functioning for 40 months at a time, that's a fair trade-off compared to the cost of replacing the entire unit, No?
Another report to follow once the new motor is installed.
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