repair your 901 atomizer
after about 2 weeks my first atomiser broke. I had a spare but i wanted to find a way too fix it just in case one breaks when i dont have a spare
first insert a small screwdriver into the hole in the center of the brass connector and gently rotate/pry the center out breaking the exposed solder joint
then insert a small flat machine screw into the new larger opining and press out the atomiser coil assembly the second wire should also break at the brass connector solder joint
once the assembly is completely removed insert the machine screw in the other direction and place in a vice with just the steel lip on one side and the screw on the other tighten the vice to remove the threaded part of the brass connector
to disassemble the coil i first pried up on the metal bridge covering the coil then wiggled on the mesh/ceramic until i could get it out but now that i have seen it apart you should be able to first remove the plastic cover or just widen the hole on the back with a drill bit and push the hole thing out hopefully keeping the mesh intact
to repair the coil i used some thin stiff but ply-able wire to grip the broken end (copper is what i had but don't use copper it puts off fumes when it heats up)then its just a matter of re-soldering the connections and putting it all back together now i just have to find a good source for nichrome i tried some from a light bulb but it was too thin , glowplugs are too short and a fishtank heater was too fat
i pictures and a vid but i haven't made 15 posts yet
You must have a hella lot of patience I have taken them apart but rebuild looks like a royal PITA
Last edited by madog; 02-20-2009 at 02:52 AM.
open some posts that have some interest to you....reply "bump"
Originally Posted by vnshng
you'll have your 15 in no time! i wanna' lookie!
You should be able to get nichrome wire at the hobby shop. Its used to make hot wire cutters for styrophome model airplane wings and such, comes in 4 foot rolls.
Been working with this stuff for the last 3-4 days - Unfortunately the resistance is not high enough at workable lengths - Still looking
Originally Posted by vince.cadc
Good to know, Madog. I wonder how hard it will be to get the same stuff they use in the glowplugs. Someone has to make it. And if the make that, you should be able to get whatever resistance you need.
sorry about vanishing i had car troubles that took priority.
i will go bump some threads or something i have the pics posted on flickr search for vnshng in people
i also found some extra fine steelwool at hobbylobby. I'm going to try to make a "I" shaped pattern to replace the old stuff
oh and dont go below 3 ohms(stock was 4 i did 2ish) i miss measured and burnt out the battery controller