Given my limitations on understanding electrical systems....Many years ago now I had this issue with Don's control box. Ever since then, a diode is included when you buy a new FBO control box.......
This seems to be occurring sometimes. I encounter some issue and wonder how I dealt with it before so I look through my old notebooks and read what I did many years ago before I even used these internet forums. It is surprising how much information got shared before these forums. I'm glad we have these but it wasn't like we were completely in the dark before.Or if you’re like me, relearning stuff you knew but forgot.
This is what has been included with all his boxes for the past 10 years or so.Given my limitations on understanding electrical systems....
Is this "diode" something that attaches to the coil? Could you please elaborate a bit?
She is on one of those interactive conference calls with the headset and "zoom" type Brady Bunch screen bullshit. I offered to pitch in a couple days a week.
Just went and looked at one. Very small numbers and my eyesight isn't the best anymore. First line is 1N4004, and the second row AF41 and I am not positive of the "A".If Joel confirms what pt# I probably have a bunch.
Sounds like Don....Just went and looked at one. Very small numbers and my eyesight isn't the best anymore. First line is 1N4004, and the second row AF41 and I am not positive of the "A".
When this all happened 10 years or so ago, he started including the diode along with every box he sold. I haven't talked to him for years because he rubbed me on another matter. I just went on his sight and in the description of the HRR688 is this line "If your using a Tick Toc Tach VDO conversion please lets us know and we'll include the Tach feed Diode No Charge".
So he is just including the diode now if you have erratic needle movement. Seems kind of stupid to not send a .25 part along instead of having to mail it out after the fact.
Yeah, I was hoping he would sell the business years ago. He was trying to after his wife got sick, but it must not have happened.Sounds like Don....
Actually the last time I spoke with FBO was with Dana. I don't know if she's family/spouse/whatever but apparently she's taken over and is much nicer to deal with. I could still hear ol' Don's gravelly cackle in the background though, so he must still hang around for technical help.