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Post by Mikeyman64 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:02 pm

Hey guys. I'm fixing one of my dad's employees Razor Choppers. It's an electric mini motorbike that holds up to 260lbs, pretty cool.
Anyway, what I think the problem is, is this little overload switch:
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I think it's broken. I just don't know where to find one 'cause I don't know exactly what it's called. I'm almost positive that it's a thermal overload reset switch but I've tried searching for that on Mouser and Radio Shack. So does anyone know what it's called or (if I'm lucky) have a product number for it? There are no numbers or letters on it at all.
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Post by codeman » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:48 pm

Actually i think it's a resettable fuse... we use something that looks very similar to that at work in the things we build.
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Post by Krepticor » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:59 pm

yep that thar be a standard breaker

When it blows you just reset it, so if it keepsgoing you have too many amps passing by it, check you project and retry
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Post by Mikeyman64 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:07 pm

Well, the amperage is no different than the day he bought the thing, so I don't think it would be too many amps. Is it possible for these things to break over excessive use? I was just going to buy another one. That's really the perpose of this thread, I wanted to know if anyone knew exactly what this was called. Is it a standard breaker or a ressetable fuse?
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