Ethercon replacement in AR2412

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  • #95425
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    Søren Steinmetz
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    I visited a church today to help them get their SQ6 and the new (used) AR2412 + AE84 up and run.

    All went well, but after a while we lost the connection from the console to the AR2412.

    After some test, change of network cables etc. , I ended up putting my own AR2412 on instead of the churches, and all worked flawlessly.

    It seems like the Ethercon bot D-snake and Expander (unable to test the ME), are both worn out and the slightest movement of a connector can break the chain.

    Now I wonder, in the older 2412 (the purple one), how hard is it to change the Ethercons ?

    The people at the church are not yet decided if they should return this used box and order a brand new, or just get the Ethercon connectors replaced.

    #95426
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    Mike C
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    It may not be the actual connector it self but just a cracked solder connection
    where the connector connections connect to the circuit board.
    Never had my 2412’s opened up but touching up solder connections (if that is issue)
    is a quick fix for someone who is good with a soldering iron.

    Some Ethercon connectors also have a small circuit board on the connector that could have a cracked solder connection.

    Do the contact wires look straight in the connector? They may just be slightly bent.

    #95427
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    Søren Steinmetz
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    The contact wires looked fine.

    But in case I get it on the workbench I might as well just swap the connectors for a fresh set then.

    #95432
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    Mike C
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    The contact wires looked fine.

    But in case I get it on the workbench I might as well just swap the connectors for a fresh set then.

    Kind of a yes no answer, if the connector is physically in good condition and you do find just a pin or two that has a bad/cracked solder connection I would go with just touching up the solder connections actually I would hit all of them on that connector with a quick solder reflow and give it a test.

    There are a few mounting pin styles of the Ethercon, I’m not sure the style needed for an AR2412.

    #95445
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    Søren Steinmetz
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    I will wait and see what they want.

    Got a call short ago, that they are talking about getting a completely new setup instead.

    Thanks for the replies though, much appreciated.

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