snowex controller (5525) wont power on

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by chachi1984, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
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    I have a 7550 with the 5525 controller all last year worked perfect. we took the controller out and stored inside for the summer. went to test everything and no power. also tried another box and it powered up. I switched the power and vibrator buttons and still nothing.
    the buttons only have 3 wires going to them not 5 like the older boxes. red ,black and orange. I used a test light with the switch on and nothing
    any suggestions
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Red might be power in, orange might be power out and black would be ground fir the switch light.
    Can you follow power in and see where it goes
     
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  3. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    Red is power in

    Are connections loose at back of controller?
    Check grounds?
    Inline fuse at battery?
    Is there power to controller?
     
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    chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
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    There’s no inline fuse for the 7550 , just a red and black to the battery

    I’m getting power where the red comes in onto the board , then I tested the red, orange , black on the switch with it pressed on a no power , not really sure how to follow the power other than that

    Also I tried an older controller and it’s working ,

    Thanks
     
  5. Mr.Markus

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    If you had it apart is there a fuse inside it.? The controller...
     
  6. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    Should be a 30 amp maxi fuse about a foot from the battery
     
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  7. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    No fuses in the controller just resisters
     
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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    He tried another controller and it got power so bad controller or linkage on controller.?
     
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    chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
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    Okay doesn’t show on the manual for the 7550 that I know. Only have a reset breaker less than a ft from battery in the 8550
     
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  10. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    That could be. The only reason I know our 8550 has one is the spinner shaft got tweaked and I had to put a jumper in ours to get through a night 1 time because it kept blowing fuses...I know everyone will say that's a good way to burn something up but???
     
  11. WolfertInc

    WolfertInc Member
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    Did this ever get resolved? I also have a D5525 controller. Power is present at the end of the cable running from the battery but no power on the controller. Seems only way to fix is to switch out the controller. Is there anything internally on the controller I can do to check or replace? New controllers are around $400. Seeing that the controller is dated, is it possible to adapt the wires to work with the newer Snowex controllers such as the 52432 Snowex Cab Control? My other salt spreaders use the new controller I'd like to get them all on the same control and wiring type.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Yes, like I said earlier in the post, ck for power at the switch inside
     
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    chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
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    Got mine tested at dealer. My switch was dead. Mine has power coming in (from battery) but powers not going to the switch .
    Need to take it to a place that repairs pc boards. Also I e mailed snowex for a schematic but chances are they won’t send it
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm sure you can get those switches all by themselves.
    I remember I did order them and got red ones and clear ones.
     
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    chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
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    Ya you can still get them online and dealer
    There’s 5 terminal and 3 terminal switches
     
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