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Offline rubi pointer

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vicmarc vl300
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:47:57 AM »
hi has any body ever had trouble with a vl300 inverter, mine is locked and will only show 0H2, 10H2, 20H2, 30H2 and END. I contacted Vicmarkc and they emailed the inverter settings but I cant change any thing on the inverter, I contacted Fuji the inverter manufacturer and they told me to reset the inverter but trying to explain that I couldn't reset it  was like trying to get petrol.
Anyone got any ideas

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Re: vicmarc vl300
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 05:33:57 PM »
You could try Simon Hope he is a good guy , Hope Woodturning
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Re: vicmarc vl300
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 08:52:43 PM »
I would suggest checking all external wiring was correct as in my experience, wiring faults are often the cause of problems with inverter driven lathes.

Also, if you have the model number, download the manual (most are available from the manufacturers) and look at the troubleshooting section.

Someone familiar with such things may be able to check parameter settings etc. to eliminate the obvious.

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Re: vicmarc vl300
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 10:49:07 AM »
thanks for the suggestions, had 2 electricians out, first one came and said he only does domestic house electrics and second one came out and said he didn't have his papers to touch 3 phase and wanted to avoid getting sued if things went wrong so he checked inverter was getting power but inverter was locked which is exactly what I told him before he arrived.
How long has 3 phase been used, you speak to people about it and they think its witchcraft

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Re: vicmarc vl300
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 01:23:56 PM »
3 phase is a completely different branch of electrical work to domestic 220v single phase. And probably different again to your problem which is probably inside a box that nobody untrained will open.

Probably already covered by the 2 you have had in, and the fact you have error messages at the inverter but learn and understand exactly what the error messages are telling you, also photograph them / write them down.

Then:-

1st highlighted by the post on here re dust filter, take out anything between wall socket and lathe remote switch, extension leads anything....
2nd Unplug it from it's socket and try it in another socket, while trying something like a heater or kettle that has high current draw in the original socket.
3rd Take the plug apart check it is well wired no scorch marks and why not put a new fuse in.
4th take the cover off (WHILE UNPLUGED) check the wiring connection from 220v into inverter looking for scorch marks or any indication of a bad connection.
5th Do the same visual / prodding checks between inverter and motor

Between steps 3 and 5 you will also learn how to remove the inverter,  if it is not yet working you need to take the inverter to a specialist with the error messages, I found a local industrial electric motor repair facility was able to do all the required tests and fixes when I had a similar problem on a 3phase bandsaw. I took in the inverter and motor for that, much easier than taking the bandsaw which is just bearings and pulleys anyway.


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