It's all coming together!
|left is the original one. Right is a rough prototype. Middle 3 are the wonderful new ones!|
|My electrician friend went through these and tested the components, replacing a capacitor here and all of the diodes and resistors.|
|He also changed the capacitor here and attached a power cord. The dangling wires are for the new chime box.|
|new capacitor over here too.|
|supplies! New chime box (doorbell) and fresh solenoids from the UK|
|new solenoid vs fried old one|
|one thing to figure out is how best to fasten the new one to the mounting plate|
|backing hardware from the old solenoid|
Up next? This thing moves from the electronics master to the electromechanical master!