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Door Release #53798
07/07/05 10:54 PM
07/07/05 10:54 PM
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Wireless  Offline OP
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Los Angeles CA USA
A customer called me today they're door release is not working. When I got there I took it out and tested the voltage. Without pushing the button for the door release 25.? Volts when they push the button 27.? volts its a 16v door release and less then a year old. Also when they push the button there is a slight buzzing like it is trying to release the door you could barely hear it though. My question is: is the transformrer bad or is the door release bad?
Thanx for listening!

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Re: Door Release #53799
07/08/05 01:08 AM
07/08/05 01:08 AM
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Hawthorne, NY USA
Easy enough to get a spare 16 volt transformer from your truck and connect it directly to the release and see now wouldn't it?

-Hal

Re: Door Release #53800
07/08/05 01:15 AM
07/08/05 01:15 AM
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Wireless  Offline OP
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Los Angeles CA USA
Good idea I just dindt have one with me.
Is it normal for the transformer to be giving
off 25v

Re: Door Release #53801
07/08/05 01:33 AM
07/08/05 01:33 AM
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stamcon  Offline
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So San Francisco CA
Did you check transformer to see if it is a 24v model? I usually see the latch getting worn/jambed/rusted.

steve


Steve
Re: Door Release #53802
07/08/05 02:12 AM
07/08/05 02:12 AM
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Wireless  Offline OP
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Los Angeles CA USA
I am not sure where the transformer is. And I didnt have time to find it.

[This message has been edited by Wireless (edited 07-08-2005).]

Re: Door Release #53803
07/08/05 08:37 AM
07/08/05 08:37 AM
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Millis, MA USA
A non-energized transformer should be reading "0" or possibly some residual from the common like .1 or something. A reading of 24V from a 24V xmfr means it is in fact energized. Posssibly a S/C or maybe a bad button?? Process of elimination will find the problem.

Re: Door Release #53804
07/08/05 05:36 PM
07/08/05 05:36 PM
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e57  Offline
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Quote
Without pushing the button for the door release 25.? Volts when they push the button 27.? volts its a 16v door release and less then a year old.


Yeah, a 16v release will work on a 24v for about a year, before the button gets stuck. [Linked Image] Does the doorbell work?


Mark Heller
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Re: Door Release #53805
07/08/05 08:06 PM
07/08/05 08:06 PM
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e57
The doorbell works but I think it is on a different transformer. The funny thing is today I went back there tested the release
on a new transformer it didnt work then I tested the existing transformer its putting out 18 volts Im a little confused. Its working though I changed the release and its working fine now.


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