Uncle Bills MFC

Cabrinha

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Does anyone have a parts list or photo of the components in a Uncle Bills MFC (PD-4F1-A)? I have a 3m star waterfall light that has been water logged and no longer functions due to some of the diodes and capacitors corroding, I was hoping to replace the faulty parts but the corrosion has made them unreadable.
 

AAH

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How many channels is the controller and what voltage is it. There's probably little chance of someone having the details that you want but there is a chance that someone may have a compatible controller. I know I have dozens of 3 and 5 channel controllers I've chopped off strings.
 

i13

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I (and probably lots of other ACL members) have spare multi-function controllers that you might be able to solder in its place. Please list the power (W) and/or the current draw (A or mA) plus the number of wires between the controller and lights. Is this an LED light set? This is the info I need to see if I have any that are likely to work.
 

Cabrinha

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Yes it is an LED light set and 5 channels.
Transformer: 24v 920mA 22VA
Bulb rating: 3V 20mA 0.06w
Total wattage: 18.5W


Here is a photo minus a few corroded components :-\
 

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AAH

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That's 4 channels. If you replaced the corroded diodes with some 1N4004 or similar it's entirely possible that you could get the board going again as it doesn't look that bad. If that fails I have dozens of 4 channel controllers here and have 2 right beside the keyboard that would swap directly over. If you don't have any luck getting it going send me a PM and I can shoot you a couple of controllers.
 
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