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I have had a mains Parkside BMH 1100 SDS drill for a few years, its
been 100% reliable, soon after getting it (after the instruction were
lost) a red LED lit up leaving me guessing as to what it was for..

It has a usefull green LED for when it has power, then a red one. The
red one has rectangular solid line box symbol, followed by a second
rectangular box symbol made up of dots. It is double insulated and uses
a two core flex, but the symbol next to the red LED is not a double
insulated symbol. Anyone know what the red LED indicates, it comes on
as soon as power is applied to the drill?

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On 12/07/2019 20:27, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
I have had a mains Parkside BMH 1100 SDS drill for a few years, its been
100% reliable, soon after getting it (after the instruction were lost) a
red LED lit up leaving me guessing as to what it was for..

It has a usefull green LED for when it has power, then a red one. The
red one has rectangular solid line box symbol, followed by a second
rectangular box symbol made up of dots. It is double insulated and uses
a two core flex, but the symbol next to the red LED is not a double
insulated symbol. Anyone know what the red LED indicates, it comes on as
soon as power is applied to the drill?


A quick google brings up the manual and the red LED is warning of
"Carbon Brush Wear."

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Harry Bloomfield Wrote in message:
I have had a mains Parkside BMH 1100 SDS drill for a few years, its
been 100% reliable, soon after getting it (after the instruction were
lost) a red LED lit up leaving me guessing as to what it was for..

It has a usefull green LED for when it has power, then a red one. The
red one has rectangular solid line box symbol, followed by a second
rectangular box symbol made up of dots. It is double insulated and uses
a two core flex, but the symbol next to the red LED is not a double
insulated symbol. Anyone know what the red LED indicates, it comes on
as soon as power is applied to the drill?


lmgtfy

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/75...P-Bmh-1100.htm
l?page=14#manual

10.2 carbon brush ware indicator.
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Steve Walker formulated on Friday :
A quick google brings up the manual and the red LED is warning of "Carbon
Brush Wear."


Thanks, I wonder how they measure that? I have opened it up, to dust it
out and the brushes look fine..
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Probably either the intermittent sparking or the spring tension or length of
the brush. Normally though if you let them go too far the comutator starts
to get eroded away, so best to swap them. In old vacuums they had a similar
thing, but you don't see it these days, probably cos they are chuck it away
and by a new one merchants.
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Steve Walker formulated on Friday :
A quick google brings up the manual and the red LED is warning of "Carbon
Brush Wear."


Thanks, I wonder how they measure that? I have opened it up, to dust it
out and the brushes look fine..




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Brian Gaff has brought this to us :
Probably either the intermittent sparking or the spring tension or length of
the brush. Normally though if you let them go too far the comutator starts to
get eroded away, so best to swap them. In old vacuums they had a similar
thing, but you don't see it these days, probably cos they are chuck it away
and by a new one merchants.


I checked all of that, not realising what the LED meant - it was all
fine, good brushes and perfect com.. The red LED came on soon after
purchase, comes on as soon as power is applied and remains on like the
green power LED.

My best guess, is that it checks and compares resistance through the
brushes and com. and should light up if its too high. It must be a
false indication, so best ignored.
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"Harry Bloomfield" wrote in message
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Brian Gaff has brought this to us :
Probably either the intermittent sparking or the spring tension or length
of the brush. Normally though if you let them go too far the comutator
starts to get eroded away, so best to swap them. In old vacuums they had
a similar thing, but you don't see it these days, probably cos they are
chuck it away and by a new one merchants.


I checked all of that, not realising what the LED meant - it was all fine,
good brushes and perfect com.. The red LED came on soon after purchase,
comes on as soon as power is applied and remains on like the green power
LED.

My best guess, is that it checks and compares resistance through the
brushes and com. and should light up if its too high. It must be a false
indication, so best ignored.


I'd be making a warranty claim myself.

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On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:40:07 +1000, Jack98, better known as cantankerous
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I checked all of that, not realising what the LED meant - it was all fine,
good brushes and perfect com.. The red LED came on soon after purchase,
comes on as soon as power is applied and remains on like the green power
LED.

My best guess, is that it checks and compares resistance through the
brushes and com. and should light up if its too high. It must be a false
indication, so best ignored.


I'd be making a warranty claim myself.


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Jack98 explained :
I'd be making a warranty claim myself.


It will be well out of warranty by now.
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Jack98 explained :
"Harry Bloomfield" wrote


I have had a mains Parkside BMH 1100 SDS drill for a few years, its been
100% reliable, soon after getting it (after the instruction were lost) a
red LED lit up leaving me guessing as to what it was for..


I'd be making a warranty claim myself.


It will be well out of warranty by now.


I meant when the red led first showed itself.

They might accept your story that it did that
very early if it's a known fault with that drill.



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