Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:38:34

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Stuck ballistic cart accessory

Post:

The latch works without the battery, the battery powers the solenoid
that performs the unlatch operation. Given the newness of the unit, I
would send it back. It shouldn't be breaking down that quickly...

Jerry
D


At 2/10/2011 05:06 PM, you wrote:
>Battery is fine. 8.9 V. I tried, just for kicks, a brand new
>battery, 9.5 V, and neither made any difference as far as the latching
>went.
>
>Yours,
>
>Don
>
>On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Donald A Smith wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The LED blinks. I haven't actually measured the battery potential.
> > I'll try that.
> >
> > Don
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Santos Ramirez
> > wrote:
> >> Does the battery "latch" the spring? Checked battery?
> >>
> >> Donald A Smith wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Greetings, all,
> >>>
> >>> I just had the opposite problem. The spring won't lock into the
> >>> cocked position. I push it down, it comes right back. I can't even
> >>> feel any jiggle that might be a latch *trying* to catch. This
> >>> apparatus we purchased about a year ago -- it worked *great*, and then
> >>> I put it in a drawer for a year, until I just tried to use it again.
> >>> I've written Pasco, but has anyone here had this problem? I can't see
> >>> any way to get at the latch mechanism to try to fix it; it seems to be
> >>> enclosed in a smooth cylinder. I didn't want to actually take it
> >>> completely apart unless I had to.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks in advance,
> >>>
> >>> Don Smith
> >>> Guilford College
> >>>


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Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

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