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    Add me to the list of failed G0704 motor controllers. Was milling today, nothing crazy just some light work with a 1/2" end mill. Then a loud pop the lights go out. When I get the breaker turned back on and start looking at the mill, I find this:



    Don't think overheating was an issue. Nothing was warm to the touch, hadn't even been milling for 5 minutes.

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    You should be able to get the original Teccor parts or equivalent, those two are the SCR section of the bridge, it would pay to test or just replace the rectifier pair as well.
    It pays on those small SCR bridge drives to bolt a good piece of aluminum to the the rear, in fact Baldor and KB, who make the equivalent drive recommend it.
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    Is it attached to a steel plate?? If so I'm thinking that could be part of the problem. It doesn't move heat fast enough to be an effective heat sink. You really need to kept those SCR's and Diodes cool. I think the first thing people should do is make a new heatsink for their G0704 Controllers. Then use some good thermal grease like MX-2. I wouldn't use Artic Silver as it requires replacement every year or so. The MX-2 is good for life. I've had it on a very overclocked P4C for over 6 years now and it still preforms just as good as when I installed it. It's also on my Q6600, but it's under water so it's a little harder to judge.

    You might be able to get away with just replacing the SCR's but it's a good chance something else blew when they gave out. Doesn't hurt to try though.



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    I have the Q9650 OCed to 3.2Ghz from a stock 2.8 with arctic silver and water cooled. I haven't had to change out the paste and it has been running strong for 2 years now. I also lapped my water block and processor.

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    But under water AS5 doesn't get all that hot as it does air cooled. I didn't have problems before with AS5, but I did replace it once after 2 years and my temps dropped 10C. My Q6600 is @ 3.6 for the last 4 years. I have the fets, NB, SB, and CPU under water with EK blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtSpyder View Post
    Don't think overheating was an issue. Nothing was warm to the touch, hadn't even been milling for 5 minutes.
    Apart from heat, it can be caused by a spike, or something that causes one SCR to fire prematurely, or one not turning off when it should.
    They must fire alternately, so if they happen to both fire at the same time for some reason, it is a dead short across the supply.
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    The attached metal isn’t steel; it’s just an ugly piece of cast aluminum. I’m not that familiar with the SCR operation, but the two that had blown are different numbers then the other three.

    Looked over the motor to see if it was the cause. Brushes and commutator looked good and from what I could see without pulling the end off the windings looked intact.

    Trying to decide a path to mix this problem. The mill is still under warranty with Grizzly, but from what I’ve read in here the replacement controllers that Grizzly is sending out have had a few issues. KB offers a controller that’s the same and it’s not too costly. I also like some of the PWM controllers KB has but there are larger so I’d need to make a larger controller box and the PWM controllers cost a little more.

    Too bad that Sangmutan Brushless motor / controller turned out to be a poor performer. This would be a good time to upgrade.



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    The two blown are SCR's the other three are straight diode rectifiers, in spite of having three leads, two leads are common.
    Two diodes form the other half of the bridge and the third is a reverse emf diode across the bridge.
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    After my motor blew, I replaced my speed controller with a KBMM-125. They don't cost that much and the difference in quality is apparent. I also replaced the back of the control box with a KB heat sink and mounted it to that. The nice thing about the KBMM is that it has both AC and DC line fuses built in and you can easily swap out the HP resistor so if you swap motors back and forth (like I have been doing) it is easy enough to adjust for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtSpyder View Post
    Trying to decide a path to mix this problem. The mill is still under warranty with Grizzly, but from what I’ve read in here the replacement controllers that Grizzly is sending out have had a few issues.
    Regardless of what route you go, be sure to hold Grizzly accountable. They should send you a replacement. Grizzly needs to know and cover every issue so that they will address the root cause and hopefully prevent other buyers from experiencing the same failure.

    Keep us updated on the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcazwillis View Post
    Regardless of what route you go, be sure to hold Grizzly accountable. They should send you a replacement. Grizzly needs to know and cover every issue so that they will address the root cause and hopefully prevent other buyers from experiencing the same failure.

    Keep us updated on the progress.

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    Agreed - and they will make it right. I now have the factory controller and motor as spares.



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    I'd look at getting the equiv KB controller and have grizzly replace this one and keep it as a spare. My KB board in the PM-25 quit, less dramatically, but still not working so they are not fool-proof either. I think it's a KB board at least. It had a model number on the board that lead me to the KB site.

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