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Old 07-24-2017, 09:14 AM
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Default Stinger 1 Electrical Issues

I've already placed an email to Camaster with these issues but I wanted to get some feedback from the community. Maybe someone else has had the same or similar issue.

I've owned the Stinger for a few months (purchased used here on the forum) and have logged between 10 - 20 hours run time. I've performed the routine maintenance suggested here on the forum and had no issues...until this happened the other day.

I was finishing a 22" round plaque and was cutting the exterior profile. Thats when the machine made a stuttering noise, changed direction and cut into the plaque. I hit the emergency stop and raised the router to find the plaque was ruined. This is the first time this happened.

So, I decided to run the same profile tool path...since the piece was already damaged, I wanted to replicate the issue if possible. Once the machine reached the same area (within 6 to 8" of the first erratic cut) it did the same stutter, redirect and cut into the plaque. I was able to get that one on video.

After checking the connections, I found the X axis molex connector darkened and warm to the touch. I used my non contact thermometer and the connection/wiring was between 100 and 120 degrees F. I shut down the machine and contacted Camaster.

Any thoughts? Has anyone less experienced this in the past? Any ideas on a fix...hopefully something that isn't too time consuming or costly.

The photos uploaded but appear to be rotated from the original orientation. I have the video, if someone wants to see it. Let me know how to do the upload.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:59 AM
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Looks like you had a connector fail. Usually happens due to motion or corrosion. Sometimes they just get bumped or yanked on. Good time to check the rest of the motor connectors.

Replace them with butt splice connectors unless you have a Molex MiniFit crimper and can replace the OEM connector.

Keep your fingers crossed that the drive didn't blow.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:08 AM
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If the drive did blow...how much time and $$$ am I looking @?
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:00 PM
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The answer depends on which control components you have on your machine, which you have not mentioned. Have you tested it after reconnecting the motor?
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