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Dapol Class 56 - no lights
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:15:24 am »
I have recently received a Dapol Class 56 direct from Dapol. On the test track, it runs perfectly and, initially, the lights worked. However, after a couple of minutes - no lights  ???. I have just tried the engine again but the lights still do not work. I have taken the body off but can not see anything obviously wrong and the plugs look intact. I have spoken to Dapol and there is no problem sending it back, but just thought I would ask if anyone knows of a quick fix?
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Re: Dapol Class 56 - no lights
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 11:24:20 am »
Hi

Not much help but I had two of their class 66's and both lost a red LED's at one end very quickly, so I suspect they have a QC issue with their LED supplier.

Paul

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Re: Dapol Class 56 - no lights
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 12:10:12 pm »
I have recently received a Dapol Class 56 direct from Dapol. On the test track, it runs perfectly and, initially, the lights worked. However, after a couple of minutes - no lights  ???. I have just tried the engine again but the lights still do not work. I have taken the body off but can not see anything obviously wrong and the plugs look intact. I have spoken to Dapol and there is no problem sending it back, but just thought I would ask if anyone knows of a quick fix?

PCB failure is common on Dapol models - in particular the BAT54C diodes that burn out very easily.

As a new model I'd request them to repair or replace it.

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Re: Dapol Class 56 - no lights
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:34:46 pm »
The bat 54c as Alan says is your culprit... its under the pcb that holds the six pin chip



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Re: Dapol Class 56 - no lights
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 12:58:45 pm »
Well, I am not playing about with my BAT54C - no way  :no:  ;D. As agreed with Dapol, back it goes.  :thankyousign:
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