Top261N Charger too dead to revive?

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Joined Sep 19, 2021
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Hello, I am sorry to revive this topic. I have one of these chargers myself I'm trying to fix.

In my case it was somewhat obvious what failed. There is a part marked U3 on the board - It's a 1911 Top261EN integrated offline switcher... It blew some of the legs off completely.

I suspect the charger failed due to grinding dust incursion since my boss in his infinite wisdom thought right next to the grinding wheel was a good location for a battery charger..

I just wonder if it's worth it replacing that blown component and hoping it will work?

The charger is completely dead. I did clean the pcb off in my ultrasonic cleaner, and at 85c water temp, the conformal coating came right off :D

It blew black snot over a large area of the pcb... That part is attached to a large aluminium heatsink, it's glued to a small tab that's screwed to the heatsink. The black stuff you can see on the pcb, is grinding dust that didn't come off in the ultrasonic cleaner, I suspect some rounds with the airgun will get it off though..IMG_20210919_210124.jpg2016_0101_001632_001.JPG
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