How to repair a curling iron which has been burnt out?
I, by accident plugged my TopStyler curler into a normal AUD 240V connector, instead of my 120V step down converter. As a result of this, the lights on the device flicked on then back off, I'm guessing it burnt out due to too much power. None the less, the device now doesn't turn on at all. I am planing on purchasing another one, but since I have this one, I figure I should at least TRY and see if anything noticeable has broken etc.
So has anyone got any suggestions??
When I undo the screws I see a complex circuit board type thing. I don't know where to start even.
Going by what I can see, it appears the fuse has blown. It should be clear, however it is slightly brown in one section, so im guessing that's the part which will need to be replaced?
Next question, where can you buy fuse's from? can you even buy them/replace them?
I noticed the device fuse says 125V 6.3 A - What does this mean?
Regardless, the way I see things is, it's already broken, nothing worst can possibly be done to it so anyone who knows anything about burnt out things, any suggestions count.
EDIT: Okay this is the part I took out:
I'm not sure if the little 'cap' you see at either side should have came off, but I couldnt manage to take the cap off the fuse, as a result of that the fuse broke in half (as you can see). I tried to get a close up picture of EXACTLY what the fuse says. One side states "125V" the other side states "3G 6.3A" I understand that the 6.3A is the amps? Not sure about the 3G part though.
I'm from Australia and I've contacted a few department stores and they have been telling me that a lot of AU stores wont stock "125V", So now I'm looking to eBay.
I'm guessing I will need to buy a fuse that has the hooks at either side, since the caps came off when the fuse broke and otherwise there would be no way of holding them in place.
If you could be so kind as to perhaps post a link to eBay with the correct fuse I need I'd be very grateful.
This is what the whole board looks like
This is a close up of the place where the fuse was taken from
This is the reverse side
These are the opposite side of where the fuse was sticking out
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Rose, post some images of your circuit board with your question. Ajout d'images à une question existante
that means that anytime the current should be greater than 125V and 6.3A the fuse will blow (interrupting the circuit) to protect the device. Fuses like that are less than one dollar US and should be readily available. Any hardware store should be able to help you out.
So far I've found the following:
Not sure if the above would work because its 7A and not 6.3A.
I also found this:
However with the 125V option selected, it only has a 3A option. Also its ceramic and not glass. Not sure if that would make a difference.
Yes it does. You are looking for a 125V 6.3A (You can use a 6A) through-the-hole (axial leads) fuse Something like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50-x-Through-... in lesser quantity :-)
So it's safe to use the 7A even though it's only a 6.3A? Or should I be looking specifically for either 6.3A or a lower 6A instead of higher? Since it only appears that the fuse has blown, I wouldn't want to replace that fuse with another fuse that won't work and potentially damage the device.
Thanks for your help.
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