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Offline vinay

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OF1400 - burst of light?
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:51 AM »
Just got a brand new OF 1400 and shortly verified it is working.

I noticed something strange - it seems to operate normally when I press the trigger, once I stop however I see a short burst of light coming out from the motor (so through the ventilation slots at the top). Is that normal? Why is that?

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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: OF1400 - burst of light?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 08:27 AM »
It's quite normal for the electrical motor brushes  to spark whilst they wear in.

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Offline vinay

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Re: OF1400 - burst of light?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 11:52 AM »
Spark when the power goes off?

Offline Gregor

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Re: OF1400 - burst of light?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 12:41 PM »
Motor break: works by short-circuiting the windings.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: OF1400 - burst of light?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Motor break: works by short-circuiting the windings.

US models do not have a brake, at least according to historical FOG discussions.

Eg. This thread discusses sparking and brakes or lack of in NA.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/of-1400ebq-question/msg130711/#msg130711
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 05:36 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: OF1400 - burst of light?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 06:37 PM »
The poster asking the questions is not in North America so it is possible that he has a brake equipped model.

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