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  1. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

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    Typical,
    Just gone to check the Lorch battery is charged ready for the morning.
    Did a quick weld with it, with the battery showing 2 bars , did an inch of weld then it cut out .
    Battery then flashing one orange light .

    Thought I'd try and charge it up again, and now the battery flashes 1 orange bar and the charger has the green light and a solid ref light when connected and "charging "

    Is this a simple reset thing or is it fubared ?
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  2. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler Staff Member

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    You'll get more attention if you get a mod to pop this in the dedicated Lorch section. Someone like matt1978 will likely spot it :)
     
  3. Xup Member

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    @matt1978 , will advise you on this, just wait for him to get the notification.
     
  4. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

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    Cheers chaps. Sorry wrong section
     
  5. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    No Problem, thread now moved, you might have a bit of a wait for Matt though ;)
     
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  6. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler Staff Member

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    Nae bother man, hope you get it sorted :)

    Mind if he tells you to "power cycle" the unit that's just posh for off and back on again ;)
     
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  7. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Might be worth looking in the manual to see what the procedure is for "installing new batters" Then maybe follow that as it could be there is an "unload" procedure followed by a "load" procedure which may force it to "see" the batters "anew"
     
  8. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I would ring Lorch UK,
     
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  9. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    Is it quite new? Those are properly nice little sets and I particularly like the fact the battery is separated from the unit so you’ve got options to plug it in the mains. Far better design than the Fronius one that is only a cordless unit. @Brad93 has got the stick set part and it’s such a lovely neat little set.
    Now I know those battery packs are good for hundreds of charges so it’s probably just developed a premature fault. It happens. I’m sure Matt will be more than happy to help out when he next pops on.
     
  10. bwservices Member

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    The fronius works off mains too
     
  11. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    The fronius it’s works off the mains, but you have to plug the charger into the battery and then weld.

    I’d say a cell has died. Happens with these posh new cells.
     
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  12. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    Ah ok I didn’t know that. I thought it was a dedicated battery unit
     
  13. Kent

    Kent Member

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    I have one of these that I don't use with a battery
    However it sounds like it's locked out due totato poor power supply. They do this and i just switch it off unplug andaleave it a few mins.. It's to prevent the machine being damaged
     
  14. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

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    Just got back from site. Had to use the petrol genset, which managed to run out of fuel with 2 welds to go. Grabbed the spare fuel can, empty.
    Jumped in the van to get to garage, get stuck in traffic , get fuel, get stuck in more traffic. Pitch black when we got back . Erector was welding by headlight in the end.

    But jobs done which is the main thing. Will get on to wasp supplies in the morning to see what they can do about the battery / charger. What a PITA though.
    Got to love 18 hour days :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    How long have you had the lorch revs
     
  16. matt1978

    matt1978 http://www.uk.masters-of-speed.de/

    Hi Guys,

    In currently in Daytona, Florida to install a automation system.

    Please email Wasp initially with the serial number and description of the fault, they will contact our Helpdesk and advise the best course of action.

    In the meantime I will be back in the UK office next Monday
     
  17. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

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    Got it last october. Just emailed wasp so will see what happens from here.
     
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  18. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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  19. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

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    It went back to WASP a few weeks ago. They couldn't fix it, so it went off to Lorch.
    Got an email from WASP yesterday to say it was leaving Germany, so I guess it will be later this week or early next week. Good timing as need it on site after Easter.

    To be fair to WASP , they did say I could borrow their demo battery if needed whilst it was away. Fingers crossed I haven't got a Friday one ( or seeing as it's Germany, an early afternoon one after the lunchtime beer :D)
     
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