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Shark Apex Vacuum Repair
A few months into owning what's otherwise been the best vacuum I've ever had, I noticed it would stop sucking/turn off. Slapping the case seemed to fix it. I thought I might have got a lemon of a motor. Turns out the fix was simple. One of the wires had come me off the motor.
Here's the vacuum repair in pictures. The hardest part was getting it back together.
Well that's not right!
Makeshift bench to the rescue.
Crip is probably the way the go(connections that experience vibration are generally recommended to be made with crimps as they're less britel). But as it was a crimp connection that had failed, I went solder and heat shrink tube. Plus solder and heat shrink tube is what I had on hand
One thing I've learned over the years is, no matter how much you think you fixed it, test it before you fully reassemble it.
This post might help anyone looking for a slim line solution to 5v or USB ports on a motorcycle. Not a huge achivment by any means. But made life better for a client. A perspective client approached me with an issue. His solution for charging his phone via USB on his bike was taking up too much room under the seat
This post is for anyone interested in owning or building a CD welder. I wanted a reliable Resistive spot welder for lithium ion pack construction and or repair. I didn't want to spend 3k or buy from china. I decided to design and fabricate my own. Bellow is my first crack at a Mosfet Switched capacitive discharge mcu controlled spot welder. This post is a work in progress. If you've stumbled across in hoping to build your own cd welder feel free to ask questions in the comments section. I'll provide any help I can. My CD Spot Welder Here's pics of the first working version from 2018