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Reconnecting tranformer wires (red & black) to underside of FasTr

Which posts do I slide the connectors on under the FasTrack? They were accidentally pulled out.

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The red wire goes to the center terminal, and the black to the outer one.

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I have a hunter 29185 remote control and the connector on the 9v battery broke off. Can it be repaired?

Yes... absolutely.

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Red to red
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Power failure of motherboard

"power failure of motherboard"

I'm lost. Since when does a motherboard produce power?

Power failure AT motherboard?

You have tested the 3 main voltage power rails, coming out of the Power Supply?
A) 3.3 Volts DC
B) 5 Volts DC
C) 12 Volts DC

[In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC ]

[ From ]

ALL Orange wires are 3.3 Volts
ALL Red wires are 5 Volts
ALL Yellow wires are 12 Volts.
ALL are DC Voltage

ALL Black wires are Ground wires. Means Negative wires. ( - )
All power wires named above are Positive wires. ( + )

(This is a DC circuit)

Positive (Red) probe lead to power wires, one at a time.
Negative ( Black) probe lead stays connected to ANY Black wire.

Looking at the Playtool link, observe the photo to the Right.
Shows 24-pin ATX main power cable plugged into motherboard.
This is what you want.

The Back of the connector is where the wires go in.
The Back of the connector, is where the straightened out paperclip goes in.

I straighten out a paperclip, and insert down into the socket hole; of the power wire to be tested.

(Orange, or Red, or Yellow)

Straightened out paperclip, slides RIGHT NEXT TO the existing wire.

Look at middle photo. See the Front of the connector? You can barely make out the ends, of the female metal terminal connectors.
This is a closer look,

At the bottom of the photo is the Front; of the female metal terminal connector.

At the Top is the Back of the connector.
The straightened out paperclip, MUST slide down into the socket hole; far enough to touch the Back of the connector.

Now do the same for ANY Black wire.
Power Supply now plugged into power, you can now touch the multimeter's probe leads, to the straightened out paperclips.

Two paperclips used at one time.
Test each voltage power rail, one at a time.

When I state Voltage Power Rail;

3.3 Volt power rail.
ALL of those Orange wires end at one central point, in the Power Supply; the 3.3 Volt power rail.

This means you can test ANY Orange wire, and be testing the 3.3 Volt power rail.

Same goes for the 5 Volt power rail. (Red wires)
Same goes for the 12 Volt power rail. (Yellow wires)

What are the voltages? Post back in a Comment.

Use a KNOWN to be good, Compatible power supply; for a temporary test unit.

Power Supply checks out OK, or you are using a KNOWN to be good, Power Supply?

What do the Electrolytic Capacitors look like? See any bad ones?
(Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Track power is not recommended for this uncoupler. Use an aux fixed supply of at least 10 to 13VAC for the supply. You have to move a jumper on the bottom of the track to do this. Then there will be four wires needed. Two for the aux power (hot and common) and the other two which go to the pushbutton switch.

Note: Same goes for Lionel FasTrack Remote switches. Run the switches from a 10 to 12 VAC aux supply. There is a jumper you remove on the bottom of the switch to connect an aux supply.

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How to correctly install batteries in ultra model 1000ap?

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Rangehood lights not working

I have a Fabyka Range Hood and know three other people who have had this exact problem (i.e both lights go out simulatneously but fan works fine). In my case I was able to pin it down to the transformer used by the halogen lights. This is an electronic transformer so it is less tolerant of power surges and such.

In the case of Fabyka the transformer is a black box connected to the inside of the hood with sticky tape with a black and white wire and two red wires. It is only used for the lights.

It is connected to the AC power via a black and white wire. you can disconnect this and us an LED power tester (about $2-$5 at most hardware stores) and see if you have power when you hit the switch.

In my case it is a 70W 120v to 12v halogen transformer. You can by a replacement off Amazon for about $12 including shipping or you can by a new one from Fabyka for about $30. I would suggest getting a slightly higher wattage transformer (I bought a 105watt for a dollar more).

You will need to disconnect the power before replacing but it is an easy fix.

1. Disconnect the AC power connector (black and white wires.)
2. The red wires coming out are the 12volt lines. If there is a connector, you can disconnect this, if not, you may need to cut these off.
3. Pull the tranformer off the back of the inside of the hood.
4. Cut the connectors off the old transformer. (Unless you buy Fabyka's.)
5. Connect them to the new transformer using wire connectors or crimps. (Make sure you connect black to black, white to white, and red to red.)
6. Make sure you have no exposed wires.
7. Connect to the corresponding connectors inside the hood. Connect the AC connector last.
8. Verify that the lights work properly.
9. Use sticky tape (or Gorilla tape) to attach the connector to the inside of the hood.
10. Enjoy the light.

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Switch diagram needed

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