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Schematic or solution for Mr Christmas light controller

Purchased this product to do the Xmas lights on my house. Wonderfull product BUT when it is cold the unit runs a double speed. Cycling the power will eventually clear the issue and it is fine till next time. Heard on a message board that others are having the same problem but I don't want to wait 30 days to have it replaced. Xmas will be over.

I work in electronics for Fluke and if someone could give me a solution or a schematic I would like to try to fix it for this years lights.

I don't see it on this web site. Any help would be great.

snafuagain@rogers.com

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  • snafuagain Nov 02, 2008

    Thanks for the idea.

    What I did last year worked well.

    I opened the unit and added a 7W Xmas light bulb (could also use a night light bulb).

    This added enough heat within the case to have the unit work for the whole holiday season.



    Getting ready to use it again this year.

    Snafu

  • krytter Dec 07, 2014

    How did you add the 7 watt bulb. We have the same problem.

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Cold, possibly? Try putting the unit under a plastic container (like a large rubbermaid tub) with about a 100 watt bulb (work light) this should generate enough heat to keep it warm. My bet is moisture, rain, snow, cover it with a garbage bag when you put it out at xmas, also makes the unit some what invisible to thieves. just a thought

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