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Hi guys and gals,

 

The power lead that powers my Kendrick dew controller has broke but just wondering if it will still work (don’t want to power it up and it blows as the Kendricks are expensive these days).

 

The end that plugs into the Kendrick is fine, it’s the male cigarette end that plugs into the female cigarette socket that has broken, mainly one of the two lugs on the side has snapped off.

 

Will this still work with only one lug to touch the side of the female cigarette adapter?
 

Hope this makes sense, will post a picture if required.

 

Cheers all.

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No problemo, it has your name on it.

As long as the plug still retains some withdrawl force (i.e. it doesn't fall out the socket under it's own weight when held vertically) then it should be OK. Their will be an increase in contact resis

The tip of the cigarette end has a fuse in it, which will blow before the Kendrick comes to any harm.  You may need to stick a matchstick alongside the plug to wedge it in place.

As long as the plug still retains some withdrawl force (i.e. it doesn't fall out the socket under it's own weight when held vertically) then it should be OK. Their will be an increase in contact resistance but if you're drawing only a few amps it shouldn't get much hotter than normal (in their normal use as a cigarette lighter they will carry 10A or so at 12V).

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The tip of the cigarette end has a fuse in it, which will blow before the Kendrick comes to any harm.  You may need to stick a matchstick alongside the plug to wedge it in place.

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The same thing happened to one of my leads as well Daz and I wrapped black insulating tape round the body to make it a tighter fit and it stayed in place Ok a similar trick to Bryand's matchstick trick.

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Thank you everybody for your replies, much appreciated.  Will either wedge something in it (match) or wrap some tape round it for now, luckily for me gravity is not an issue as the female socket is pointing up. 

 

@Ibbo, thank you very much, will pop round when this all blows over, just for a catch up more than anything else.

 

Cheers all.

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I have a Kendrick Digi 8 sitting around somewhere.

If you want it Darren you can have it.

 

You are right as well at saying that Kendrick is expensive these days.

It certainly is expensive....expensive crap.

 

I see both FLO and Altair have dropped them in the dew prevention line ups.

Speaks volumes to me.

 

 

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@Bino-viewer, yeah seen lots of complaints and bad reviews a year or so ago, probably going to put the curses on mine now but had it for over 6 years and so far its still going strong, even when I was running 5 separate dew bands off it (and it is only the basic 2 channel model into 4 outputs).  Only running 4 dew bands now though so that maybe better for it?????

 

With regards that Digi 8 I will have it off you, no rush, will use it as a backup in the event this one dies, will get it off you when all this Covid business blows over, will either bung you some cash or a few beers, will leave that up to you, will discuss it all at a meet at some point in the future.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

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