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Bad solar panel in 5 in 1 Pro +

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Mabcmb:
Maybe I'm wrong but doesn't a replacement 5-1 pro solar top come with a new fan ? That way you get new solar panels and also the new fan .  https://www.acurite.com/pro-plus-upgrade-for-5-in-1-weather-sensor.html

DoctorKnow:

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--- Quote from: DoctorKnow on December 02, 2019, 12:42:46 PM ---If you need a replacement fan motor, these will work nicely...

https://www.amazon.com/Topoox-1730RPM-Electric-Turbine-Generator/dp/B07Q44YYKG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Topoox+6+Pack+DC+3V+1730RPM+Mini+Electric+Motor&qid=1574963418&sr=8-1

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Thanks for this. How recently did you order those?

(They may have changed. Most popular review.  1 star reviews are up to 28%.)


--- Quote ---My company purchased 2 lots of these motors. The first was a test lot of 6 motors. They worked for our classroom windmill application beautifully! They required low RPM to light an LED. We then ordered 180 additional motors. The part number was the same as the first lot, and they looked the same on the outside, but the motors functioned completely differently. They were high RPM motors with only 2 ohm resistance, vs the 55 ohm low RPM motors that we needed. We returned the 180 motors to Amazon for a refund and received an apology from Topoox. We are still looking for motors like the first lot, but Topoox has not been responsive. Donít buy these motors since as of a few weeks ago they did not match the product description.

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$8 for 6 motors isn't a big risk, but could chew up some time. Is resistance the best way to test before installing?

Any recommendations for testing the motors/panels, especially when you don't have a lot of good sunlight?


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I didn't order them. I just saw that they would fit. How long they last who knows.

AlexBarkat:
It's great to hear that your Amazon Basic AA's lasted so long. As for your faulty solar panel, I'm sorry to hear that. Removing that part of the unit can be a bit tricky, but I'm sure with some tips and tricks, you'll be able to get it sorted. Have you tried looking for any online guides or videos that might help?

RaviRavindran:
Apologies for reviving this old thread, but I found it interesting to join. It can be frustrating when things don't work as they should. As for removing that part of the unit, have you tried checking the manufacturer's manual or website? They might have specific instructions on how to disassemble it. Additionally, if you're still having trouble removing the faulty solar panel or need more information on solar panel systems, you might want to consider reaching out to the representatives of https://yenex.com. They specialize in distributed energy systems, including solar panel systems, and may be able to provide you with some helpful advice or guidance.

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