After reviewing the most common technical issues with electronic sticky traps it is time to give some attention to the electronic fly killers. These pest control units attract flying insects onto a high voltage killing grid to eradicate them. Like every equipment, electronic fly killers need attention and care in order to perform to their best ability and be durable. But there is nothing to worry about – as you will see, many of the most common technical issues are not of severe nature and can be quickly and easily resolved.
KEEP SAFETY IN MIND
- Please switch off the machine and unplug it before handling it.
- Only test the killing grid with a specially designed grid tester tool.
- Most PestWest units have a series connected lamp circuit, meaning that failure of either one starter or one tube will prevent all of the tubes working.
- For high voltage units with a killing grid the safety micro-switch always disconnects both the lighting circuit and the high voltage circuit simultaneously.
ELECTRONIC FLY KILLERS. SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND REMEDIES
|Lamps not starting and Killing Grid not working, orange ‘Power On’ indicator is NOT illuminated (for units fitted with this indicator)||No Power to unit||Check if orange ‘Power On’ indicator is illuminated. If not, then check supply cord & fuse.|
|Lamps not starting and Killing Grid not working, orange ‘Power On’ indicator IS illuminated (for units fitted with this indicator)||Safety micro-switch is not activated||Check that the part activating the switch is correctly in place, usually the catch-tray or the front guard.|
|Lamps not starting, killing grid is working and the orange ‘Power On’ indicator is illuminated||Problem with lighting circuit. Lamps or starters are not fitted properly or dislodged||Check Lamps and starters are fitted properly – see instructions.|
|Wrong Lamps or starters fitted||Check Lamps and starters are the correct type
LAMP TYPE: see instructions
STARTER TYPE: S2, FS22, H-2X
|Defective lamp or starter||Change lamps and starters|
|Defective ballast or wiring||Repair away from site|
|Lamps working, killing grid not working||Killing grid not fitted properly or dislodged||Check fitment of the killing grid if it is removable. Ensure it is making a connection at the top of the killing grid with the high voltage connectors.|
|Defective Transformer||Repair away from site|
|Lamps not starting, lamp ends glow continuously||Defective starter||Change starters|
|Lamps not starting, flickering due to starting attempts||Lamp defect or at end of life||Change lamps and starters|
NOT WORKING? – Part 2. Electrical fly killers