Heat pad repairs ??

Heat pad repairs ??

Postby madcow » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:44 am

Hi

I have got a 9w heatpad and it seems to have a bad connection at the tips...

Has anyone repaired one of these??
i have cut the tips of and tried various ways if connecting it up again
sometimes it works and other times not ....still a bad connection .

i want to try and fix it first before replacing
Pasop vir die skerp kant!!!
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Postby GOOF 1o1 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:42 am

I would replace it if I was you cause a friend of mines did the same he repaired it in sum way and then one day it took fire and you can think what happened :cry:
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Postby froot » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:56 am

The conductor in the wire is very thin. You would need to strip the conductor bare to about 4cm and wind it back over the unstripped end, then crimp a lug onto it with a decent crimping tool. The only drawback is that the conductor is now shorter and the resistance lower, meaning that the heating power will be slightly higher, = the percentage decrease in length.
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