Tech Note 452 Detail

Free Fall Accessory times erratically.

Affected Products:

ME-9207B Freefall Adapter

Problem/Symptom:
The Free Fall Accessory times erratically.

PASCO Solution:
  1. Tap the pad before dropping the ball to reset the unit. (Premature stopping may result from the unit not being reset.)
  2. Clean the contact, flat-spring, and metal ball. (There must be electrical contact between the contact screw ball and the metal sheet of the ball release.)
  3. If necessary, hammer in the rivets so that there is ~3 mm gap.
  4. If you are an international customer using a ME-8930 Smart Timer, then try the same experiment running off batteries. If this resolves the issue, please contact Teacher support for a replacement power adapter.

Creation Date: 11/5/2003
Last Modified: 11/5/2003
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