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Thread: RCBS Chargemaster Combo - Help Please!

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    RCBS Chargemaster Combo - Help Please!

    So, my brand new very expensive machine has arrived from the states. I have been looking forward to using it all week. Sat down this morning to load up some rounds andI have a problem I can not work out how to fix. I have spent the last 4 hours trawling the web and watching every you tube clip available on the RCBS Chargemaster, but nothing sheds any light.

    It will dispense up to 19.9 grains of powder but nothing beyond.

    If anybody has any ideas or help beyond suggesting to send it back, i would really appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance,

    Miles

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    What weight are you trying to dispense?

    Er, I DO have the links to the settings data where you can recalibrate the flow rates, etc. BUT - as your machine is new - it MAY void the warranty if you mess about with such things

    I had a very early production model - it had a known problem common to the early batch - I contacted them, sent it back = was sent a new unit free of charge

    Do a serch on the Brian Enos forum - there MAY be an answer on there - it MAY be that a recent batch had a known issue or more faults than the norm...

    BUT

    I think you may have a technical issue (software/hardware) OR you've programmed it incorrectly (have you tried different settings, as per the handbook - as it allows you to do several different things?)

    HOPE its down to user error - not having a dig suggesting such a thing either - as that will be easier to sort out (EVERY time I use mine I STILL do so with the book in one hand to double check that I am not about to dump 1kg of powder on the floor!!)

    If not - and the Brian Enos site has no answers - then contact RCBS by email, they are very helpful

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    I would email RCBS, they are normally really helpful

    Good luck and keep us informed

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    Thanks Gents.

    I have emailed RCBS and awaiting a reply although will prob be next week before I hear from them.

    I have been through all those codes and they are as they should be on the machine (Factory settings). They are seemingly all related to the speed of the pour.

    I have read the instructions cover to cover and followed them to the letter.

    37 grains of H4350 and 50 grains of N150 is all I'm after, but as said earlier, it wont pour anything beyond 19.9 grains.


    Very frustrating as I need to make my rounds this weekend ready for next weekends trip to the range!

    Thanks for your help, any more surgestions welcome!!

    Miles

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    Strange question but what ac adaptor are you using with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    Strange question but what ac adaptor are you using with it?
    230V that was supplied. Everything seems to work fine except it won't pour any heavier weights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2428 miles View Post
    230V that was supplied. Everything seems to work fine except it won't pour any heavier weights!
    OK... I went through 3 of them until I realised the 9v that it supposedly needs should actually be 12v!!! the first 2 did some very strange things (not your problem BTW) and RCBS just replaced (very good customer service, they just asked me to send photo proof I had destroyed the old unit!!!! and then sent a new one out.... twice!!) The third one was doing similar funny stuff and I changed adaptors.. flicked it to 12 v and kapow... all worked as it should!!

    You have got it switched to grains and not grams? even so, it should weigh a damned sight more than 19.9grams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    OK... I went through 3 of them until I realised the 9v that it supposedly needs should actually be 12v!!! the first 2 did some very strange things (not your problem BTW) and RCBS just replaced (very good customer service, they just asked me to send photo proof I had destroyed the old unit!!!! and then sent a new one out.... twice!!) The third one was doing similar funny stuff and I changed adaptors.. flicked it to 12 v and kapow... all worked as it should!!

    You have got it switched to grains and not grams? even so, it should weigh a damned sight more than 19.9grams!


    Thank you everyone for your reply’s, so far, still no joy.

    I have spoken to GMK, the UK importers of RCBS equipment. They will not look at it, it must be sent back to the states. What they did say however, is make sure I have the right adaptor, which is what you said Vipa.

    Now, I don’t have a clue about electricity but I understood that the model and adaptor that I bought was the correct one to use in Europe:

    RCBS Chargemaster Combo 230V-EUR - 98924

    The adaptor has written on it:
    Model No: ZTA1000000014
    Input: 230v ~ 50Hz
    Output: 10v ---1000mA

    Am I being really stupid and do I therefore need to buy a different adaptor?

    Thanks guys!

    Miles

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    Same adaptor as the one supplied by RCBS with my unit

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    Haven't a clue but RCBS will sort you out, they have a first class customer service
    Al

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