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Dew controller not working!


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My Kendrick DigiFire dew controller has stopped working, have yet to check the fuse at work (but looks OK!). Airing the obsy in a bit of sunshine and checking the kit was OK, it worked fine straight off then I switched off to add my Bob's bKnobs primary replacements and when I switched on again, nothing!! It's under guarantee so if the fuse is OK I will return it to Altair Astro asap before I need to use the MN190 again! Good job I wasn't setting up to image in the dark!!!!




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It might be the dew band its self

check the resistance of the dew band .

If its zero or infinite the wire will have come off the the band.


If peel back the outer and remove the black goo you can clean off the contact and resolder.


I did a couple the other day



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Managed to sorce a fuse (Ebay) eventually but no luck, so I rang Nick at Altair Astro and posted the unit back to them as it's still under warranty. No dewy night viewing for a while!!

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Hi Nick, please tell Ian I got his phone message and to thank him very much! :)

I'm glad the issue wasn't a problem with the controller - just the plug contact arm. :D

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no problem Ron - all sorted then and the controller is on the way back to you. It turns out it was a slightly bent contact in the cigarette lighter plug which wasn't making good contact with the female socket in your power supply unit.

Best, Nick

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