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A Hidden But Easy To Fix A Wheel Chair Control/Charging Board

By on January 20, 2023
A Hidden But Easy To Fix A Wheel Chair Control/Charging Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A customer and a friend of mine came to my shop asking for a help on his father’s wheel chair charging issue. They tried to charge the wheel chair battery but for some reason, they were not able to. So they came up with the idea of charging the battery directly from an external charger without going to the charging board but it was a big hassle to do so.

wheelchair board repair

It was already opened when it got to my shop and that was not a good sign for me because I do not know what the other technicians tried to do or did to the charger.

They did not have the right charger to do the charging in the first place so they were charging it externally with a charger that does not meet the requirement of this wheel chair specs and that worried me a lot.

I have the exact charger with the right specs for the device and the customer was willing to buy it off me if the charging issue was resolved and based on that I started the diagnose and the repairing process.

how to fix a wheel chair control board

That is the charging board and it was nice and clean and the moment I plugged my charger in the charging board, the socket did not fit in nicely so there was an issue with the actual charging socket and I was hoping that is the only problem with it.

problem connector

Since I could not see the inside of the charging socket, I had to de soldered it off board and check with the microscope and I found something stuck inside the left side of the charging socket.

If you look closely to the left side of the socket, you would see that someone tried to take that off because I could see some marks on the hole and obviously, that kind of repair did not work out.

broken connector pin

I was able to pull out blocked side with a needle nose pliers and managed to get the broken piece off and you can see that in the photo. It was time to put everything back together and test it out.

testing wheelchair control board

Yes, it worked like a charm so I called the customer to come and pick up his device and test it on the actual wheel chair.

how to fix a broken wheel chair control board

That is the charger that I have in the shop so I sold it to the customer for a reasonable price and as you can see, the yellow light is on indicating a charge.

wheel chair control board fix

That is the specks of the charger which fit perfectly to charge his wheel chair in this situation.



Mission accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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11 Comments

  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    January 20, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Good job done with another satisfied customer. They though were extremely lucky that they didn't damage and explode the battery while trying to charge it externally!

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      January 20, 2023 at 8:41 pm

      Albert: thanks man. I was actually shocked that they were trying to charge the battery externally thank God nothing dangerous happened.have a blessed day

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  2. Menahem Yachad

    January 20, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Walid

    Very nice job!

    I understand your frustration having to work through another tech's unknown errors.

    Menahem

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      January 20, 2023 at 8:42 pm

      Mehahem: Shalom.
      thanks man. frustration is part of the job now adays sad to say. have a blessed day

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  3. Parasuraman S

    January 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    An excellent trouble shooting, fix and solution! Many thanks for sharing!

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      January 20, 2023 at 8:42 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man. you are most welcome. have a blessed day

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  4. Roberto S.

    January 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Jestine, look at this

    https://jestineyong.com/a-hidden-but-easy-to-fix-a-wheel-chair-control-charging-board/

    from December 22, 2022

    Roberto S. from Italy

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    • Jestine Yong

      January 20, 2023 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Roberto,

      Thanks for reminder of the double posting.

      Jestine

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      • Waleed Rishmawi

        January 20, 2023 at 8:43 pm

        Jestine: yes, it is double posted article. have a blessed day

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  5. Babu M S

    January 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for detailed report on repair work.

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      January 21, 2023 at 4:01 pm

      Babu: you are most welcome. enjoy and have a blessed day

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