Radio Wand Repair
Elite-ID Radio Wand Repair Information
Voyager Radio Wand is a robust, small data logger. To reduce the number of times you need a Radio Wand Repair, avoiding dropping, charge overnight and don’t carry the wand in a sweaty pocket or dunk it into water accounts for most avoidable problems.
When we repair an Elite-ID Radio Wand we
- Check for condensation/sweat/water caused corrosion. This is common, usually from carrying in a pocket.
- If any corrosion, strip, clean, inspect board closely, solder thru holes, repair eaten away tracks if able.
- Check main CPU crystal ok. Causes a slow fault led flash.
- Check clock crystal is not broken. Causes error indication on unload.
- Check for Probe clean. If dented, disassemble and re-solder.
- Check the main battery. Charge up over night, monitor run time. Replace if more than 2 years old.
- Replace box if brittle, warped, cracked, overly dirty. Dust and dirt and sweat based condensation enters via warped boxes.
- Check DC charge connector. Replace if worn.
- Check Radio sensitivity. Adjust or replace antenna.
The Most Common Repairs
In order of frequency, Radio Wand Repairs fall into the following areas:
- Radio antenna badly bent – wand does not receive signals. Caused by dropping.
- Sweat / water / condensation caused corrosion.
- Battery old and weak.
- DC Charge connector worn out.
- Clock crystal broken wires. Vibration caused.
- Broken CPU crystal, caused by heavy drop onto concrete.
- Blown charge circuitry from wrong charger being used.