Belkin Car USB Charger Repaired
The advantages of having someone within the family, who knows and “has interest” in electrical/electronic service, is always a boon! My son, though a qualified electronic engineer himself, always makes sure that the benefit available is made use of!
And that’s how he remembered to bring this Car USB charger to me, to ‘feed’ me another ‘prey’, as he appreciates and supports my ‘passion!’ The complaint was it was intermittent and sometimes it goes off. I took it up for repair after a few weeks, when my other pressing work got over!
In order to open this, we need to carefully pry open the USB socket side, make enough gaps, then press down the negative contacts on the side, and slide the board out. As you will notice from the pictures, the USB sockets are mounted on a small PCB, which is fixed in a slot and soldered on to the main PCB, horizontally.
After doing a dry solder patch up, which was very prominent on the board, and replacing the only one through hole mounted electrolytic capacitor, I reconnected the inductor coil, which had come off, in my attempts to remove the PCB, I applied power and found the charger to be working!
Here are a few more pictures for those who might find it interesting:
The work was over within a few minutes and that’s what deflated my thrill, though ‘satisfaction’ did not hesitate to jump into the bag!
My son posted a ‘thumbs up’ icon in whatsapp, when I posted the above picture in our family group!
This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 69 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.
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