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A Dead Lontor Rechargeable Water Standing Fan Power Supply Modified

By on November 10, 2021
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This 12V fan was brought to my work shop with complaint of not working. This fan uses water for cooling system. Picture below:

water cooling fan repair

I did check and found smps, mainboard bad, but acid-lead battery has 10.6vdc.

The smps ‘s mosfet and pwm IC were burnt. Picture below is the power supply:

power supply for mist fan

mist fan power supply repair

I couldn’t get a replacement for pwm IC? so I decided  to try hand on modification with the use of 3 wires universal power module for the first time. Having removed the two burnt components,  I connected black wire to negative of tank cap, red wire to centre (drain) of fet, blue wire to collector of optoisolator . But I got secondary output voltage of 15.14vdc while the fan operate at 12vdc. Picture below after all connection:

power supply modification

So I decided to use 7812 voltage regulator IC to reduce the voltage. l connected the input to 15.14v, ground to ground of smps, output pin to 10 nf cap to remove ripples.

When voltage output was tested l got 11.95vdc, picture below:

how to modify power supply

Then I did modify mainboard also which I will not give full details now. However the unexpected happened: After I connected everything together and power the fan, the smps got damaged, I felt so bad having spent so much time on it. So I decided to use another smps which is of better  quality for the repair. So I connected the second smps to main board. Below pictures are smps for this repair, left the burnt and right the one I finally use.

power supply repair modify

power supply modification fix

When I powered fan see result below: 

mist fan repair

However the mist system is no more functioning.



This is the finished repaired work below:

how to fix a mist fan power supply

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This article was prepared for you by Imoudu Onwumah from Nigeria. He is 62 years old and has just 3 years experience in electronics repairs. I started career in hotel industry as a chef, but then I was doing repairs only in electrical repairs as a  hobbyist. In 2018, I decided to learn about electronics which through Jestine’s electronics e-books and holding my hand, am an electronics techie today.

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7 Comments

  1. Parasuraman S

    November 10, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Perhaps you would investigate the reasons for failure of the SMPS and share! Anyhow, good that you could fix it.

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  2. Waleed Rishmawi

    November 10, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    a very good suggestion by Parasuraman to investigate the problem and share with us. thanks for sharing. have a blessed day

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  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Interesting repair! I'd like to know what smd PWM chip was used here that was defect? I see the text ME8202? Is that the correct IC type?

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  4. Imoudu Onwumah

    November 11, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Mr Parasuraman and Mr Waleed ,
    Thanks for your comments and observation.I thought it does not worth to investigate it since the smps is of poor quality in the sense that it does not have EMI block.

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  5. Yogesh Panchal

    November 11, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Most of time PWM IC are main culprit in SMPS Malfunction and some time IC does not have Mark on it & very difficult to Buy a single unit.

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  6. Imoudu Onwumah

    November 11, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Mr Albert,
    That's it ME8202 and mofet FHF8N60 got shorted.

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  7. Anwar Y Shiekh

    November 17, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Does the fan use an induction motor? given that it is battery run.

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