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Turbo 35 GFX Smoking... Help!

Old 10-10-2004, 09:05 PM
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I saw one start to smoke while charging at the track last week. The guy took the cover off and there was no sign of where the smoke came from. Is that weird or what.
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by Tres
ritchie: it stated he heard a pop and puff of smoke....

With a blown FET, the CE chargers tend to send line voltage through the leads if this happens...

12V....

But, 20A on a stock motor,

WAY to high....


yes, i know what he asked as saw your responce to him, then i asked a different question and then quoted myself.

the question i had for you was, in a recent issue of a magazine they review the gfx. the author made it sound like he was able to rev up the motor while using the motor run in mode. my gfx doesn't do that, is it suppose to do that, or did i read the article wrong, thanks.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:04 PM
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ritchie: ah....

Got ya...


Yes, you should be able to turn the dial while the motor is running and increase the voltage to the motor.

The same goes for the AMPS while charging.
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DAMN ricthie, does that mean you have to it in?

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Old 10-12-2004, 01:12 AM
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Yankey,

We actually had a customer call in with that exact problem today... but I am guessing it may have been you At 5 volts, 20 amps is actually pretty common, especially if you are running Putnam brushes or the Black Magic brushes, both draw a lot of amps. There is no reason that should blow up the GFX though... the GFX should error out saying "motor amps too high." I would send it in asap and they will get you fixed up quickly.

For future reference, I would recommend not running the motor at more than 3 volts If a motor draws 20 amps at 3 volts, then you have some serious HP, or something is binding up.
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Originally posted by X2
I have never heard of this, what does it smoke? roll ups, cigars?

it smokes $100 bills...about 4 of them
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I think sometimes the smoke comes from the capacitors. That is why you cant see where it is coming from cause they just vent a bit like a battery or sumthing and then stop.

I also had a T30 that smoked when I accidentaly plugged it to the power supply wrong. No fuses blew or anything just smoked. After that I tried the charger and it was still working fine from what I could find. I guess that these things have a smoking habit all that nicotine I guess
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Originally posted by Tres
ritchie: ah....

Got ya...


Yes, you should be able to turn the dial while the motor is running and increase the voltage to the motor.

The same goes for the AMPS while charging.
ok, thanks for the answer, i'll try it again, if its not working i'll check all the fuses. then check web site for warranty info, thanks again.
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