[time-nuts] FE-5680A won't lock

WB6BNQ wb6bnq at cox.net
Wed Jan 18 23:20:13 EST 2012


Scott,

I would send an email to Nichegeek describing the problem and ask them what they
want to do about replacing the bad one.  You may find out that they will NOT ask
for the old one back because it is a problem sending things back to China with
customs and duties to explain and so forth.

I would not wait too long in that regard.

Bill....WB6BNQ

Scott Newell wrote:

> At 03:50 PM 1/18/2012, Robert Benward wrote:
> >I got my first one from nichegeek and it took a long time to
> >lock.  Someone suggested I adjust C217 which worked, but if I jarr
> >the oscillator it will go
>
> I've run it at least an hour without a lock.  Tried running it open
> and adjusting C217, but still no lock.
>
> I've opened it up and spun C217 in 45 degree steps--still no lock.
>
> I'm seeing about 80 mA on the 5 V input, 1.6 A dropping to about 620
> mA on the 15 V input.
>
> Any other suggestions before I contact the seller?
>
> thanks!
> newell
>
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