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Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:12 am
by Potless
As it's only 2v more than the recommended maximum voltage for a 26C2T, it probably wouldn't cause any problems - they are very robust units and should be able to cope with it, with perhaps a small reduction in service life.

I'm not sure if inserting a series resistor would affect operation of the circuit - maybe someone could enlighten us?

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:56 pm
by tallstory
If you know the resistance (or current) of the unit then it's easy to calculate the resistor (and wattage) of the resistor using Ohms Law (V=IR). Adding this would not cause any operational issues except the heat the resistor would generate. But like Potless, I very much doubt that a 2V excess would cause any problems without the additional resistor. The give-away would be if unit got hot.

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:52 pm
by Potless
Yes, my relay runs very cool in operation, so any overheating should be immediately noticeable.