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Bosch PSR 1080 charger making strange noise

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by brychan, 14 Aug 2018.

  1. brychan

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    Hi does anyone know why this charger is making this strange noise. Uploaded a video of the charger on my YouTube channel, the noise is coming from the charger not the battery

     
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    Is it actually charging the battery? Sounds like it's faulty. Has it got dust inside it of some kind? Can you unplug it get a Vacuum cleaner and hoover the vents.
     
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    Sounds like a battery cooling fan in the charger has got something catching its blades.
     
  4. brychan

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    The noise has now stopped and the green light is flashing, so I hope this means it is now charging correctly
     
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    The instructions will tell you what the lights mean.
    If it is still faulty, Bosch are usually good with warranty replacements.
     
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    Sounds dodgy to me still, those chargers don't contain a fan, or any moving parts, so could be an arcing noise.

    They are very easy to open up and have a look for signs of charred/burnt components, just undo the 5 Phillips (not Pozidriv) screws underneath, flip it back over right side up and lift the top cover off.
     
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    Don't open it if its in warranty. Bosch give you 3 years.
     
  8. brychan

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    Opened up the charger, no arcing and gave it a good clean. It is working fine now battery now charged and no noise.

    I personally think the charging light was either loose or there was dust interfering with it, because when it was making a noise the light was flickering.

    The green light intermittently goes off & on when it is charging and stays on when it is charged.

    The only other problem is I purchased the lastest model Bosch screwdriver with 2 batteries arriving today. I suppose having a backup is always handy.
     
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    Relay chatter.
     
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