Repair of Boat Windscreen Wiper Controller

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A slightly unusual repair came in, the controller for a windscreen wiper used on a boat.

Apparently the controller was built back in 2000 so its stood the test of time pretty well. It’s a simple circuit using a timer chip driving a 15A relay that connected to the boats windscreen wipers.

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Interestingly the circuit was  built on something called Veroboard which is usually used for building electronics prototypes or by hobbyists. This was probably a low quantity or one off and 20 years ago would have been cheaper than getting a PCB made.

This is was a straightforward repair, it only had one chip on the board and it had failed.