CLA for packs?

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  1. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

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    Does something like a CLA exist for power packs?
     
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    Help me I'm stupid. What's a CLA?
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

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    CLA=Clean, Lube, and Adjust.

    Sure, places like Flash Clinic in New York do that sort of thing. You can e-mail them.
     
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    CLA -Clean Lube and Adjust

    Nick - do you mean:
    get any loose contatcs replaced/tightened,
    remove and replace burned contacts,
    make sure all internal and exterlal hardware are in place and snuggly tight
    check for swollen//leaking capacitors
    check that the charge being delivered is up to snuff
    check that the charging voltage isn' too high, and concequiently prematurely aging the capacitors dielectric
    check that they recycle within the OEM's specfoed time?

    I'm not aware of any shop set up to do all such repairs, although there must be someone in NYC or LA that puts dead brownline/blackline/elinchrome
    etc. untis back into a usable state. Most rental shops of continous lighting (ala White here in Toronto) have shops that fix what is dead, i am not aware of anyone who rents enough to rebuild - perhaps Headshots would know.
     
  5. Nick Zentena

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    I was hoping somebody could open up my 30 year old blackline and check it before it goes BOOM. :D

    I guess I could call KHB out in Missasuaga but was wondering if it was a normal thing. Or if they'd think I'd grown a third head.
     
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    Even if you did grow a third head, why should you care what they think? Grin.

    If you power pack needs servicing, go for it. But don't do it yourself. The capacitors inside a power pack can kill.
     
  7. Nick Zentena

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    I'm hoping to have it looked at before it needs service. -)