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How To Check if Carbon Brushes Are Worn & Need Replacing?

How To Check if Carbon Brushes Are Worn & Need Replacing?

Knowing the signs of when your carbon brushes need changing in your your power tool will help you prolong the life of your tool and keep it running like new for year to come. We have some great tale tell signs to look for, so your always aware so why not take a look at our latest blog.

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Drill Bits

Drill Bits

Drill bits are tips placed on the end of drills that cut holes in material. This is nearly always a circular hole, though some specialised bits can cut holes in other shapes for specialised purposes. The drill bit is attached to a rotating piece on the end of the drill, which is in turn attached to a motor, usually powered by electricity. The electricity is supplied via a cable or battery. The drill has a piece called a chuck, which can be tightened onto the upper end of the bit, called the shank, to hold it firmly in place during...

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How to Change Carbon Brushes on the TITAN TTL758CHN Chainsaw

How to Change Carbon Brushes on the TITAN TTL758CHN Chainsaw

We now stock replacement carbon brushes for the Titan TTL758CHN Chainsaw online here. How to Change the Brushes of the TITAN TTL758CHN Chainsaw Here are the steps you need to take to replace the brushes in this chainsaw. Step 1: Unscrew the Motor Housing Step 2: Unscrew the Top Screw Until Loose, and Unclip the Space Connector Step 3: Push Down To Release Step 4: Carefully Prise Open 2 Lugs Remember we stock replacement brushes for this model of chainsaw here. And you can shop all carbon brushes online here.

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Why Are Carbon Brushes Used in Motors?

Why Are Carbon Brushes Used in Motors?

They transmit current to moving parts: A carbon brush is a sliding piece that transmits electrical current from the static part of a motor to the rotating part, minimising the sparking between the two contacts. They are necessary for torque: "For getting torque in the same direction throughout the rotation, it is necessary to reverse the direction of current flowing through the rotor winding in every half cycle. This is called “commutation” and it is achieved by supplying the rotor current through brushes. The brushes are fixed to stator and they connect to copper plates fixed to rotor. As the...

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How to Stop Motor Brushes from Sparking?

How to Stop Motor Brushes from Sparking?

If your motor brushes are sparking, it may be a sign that they need replacing. If after inspecting your carbon brushes you notice signs of breaking, crumbling or burning; then it's definitely recommended to replace the immediately. Check to see if there is a loose carbon brush cap, or any excessive dirt or bits in the mechanisms that could stop teh brushes from working correctly. If there is a discolouring on the spring such as a raindbow pattern, then it could be a sign of broken lead in the spring, which indicates a replacement is needed. If the spring has...

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