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Tver wonder what's inside a strobe supply?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by leigh, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Mystery uncovered.Wish I could repair it though!

    blower strobe inars truck 002.jpg
  2. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Looks like our pro series or nova superpak. Just be careful you can get quite a jolt from them.
  3. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    I noticed the warning! After getting juiced by my shop furnace electrodes I figured this is kids stuff!Got a question? Its a nova, will one of the ones you sell be a direct plug in replacement? The x pac 604?This is a 7 yr old, thanx
  4. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Yeah, they aren't kidding when they say to wait x amount of time before touching the wires after shutting it off. They give off quite the bite! :mechanic:
  5. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    The first rule of electricity states:

    "Everything electrical runs on smoke. If you let the smoke out, it won't work anymore."

    With that in mind, I think you'll see that there are several components large enough to hold significant amounts of smoke on your circuit board. The prime suspect in my mind would be that large, blue capacitor. (That's also the component that will kick your butt.) And, since your unit is 7 years old, leaks have no doubt occurred and that's why your light no longer goes blinky-blinky.

    Although refilling components with smoke is theoretically possible, I'd recommend buying a complete new circuit board from SnM or sending your board to them to have their professionals refill it. (It's a very dangerous process requiring highly specialized equipment and training.)

    Hope that helps.
  6. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Thanks I ordered a new unit from strobes an more.No use fooling around!