Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

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Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby Cylindric » May 19th, 2017, 6:11 am

Hi folks. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement dock for an old D85? I used the (second-hand) bot for about 6 months, and then it decided to stop charging when it was on the dock. Everything else on the bot seems to be working fine, and connecting it to the PC app doesn't seem to show any issues or weird results. It's just that when placed on the dock it doesn't charge.

I am having trouble sourcing a new dock in the UK, does anyone have any good places to find them? Otherwise I might have to bite the bullet and order one shipped from the US :(

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Re: Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby saba11 » May 19th, 2017, 9:27 am

I think you can use the dock of Botvac D80
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Re: Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby Cylindric » May 19th, 2017, 9:53 am

Thanks, I'll add that to my search list. Those ones are also currently only on eBay from the US though, so they're $70, plus $30 postage, plus $30 import tax :o

At this rate, might have to chalk it up as £200 wasted on a duff experiment :(
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Re: Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby TechGuy » May 19th, 2017, 10:08 am

How much did you paid for your used Botvac?
It may be cheaper to get another used Botvac. Then, you have a parts donor. You can sell individual parts to lower your cost.
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Re: Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby Cylindric » May 19th, 2017, 10:21 am

It was £235, and it appeared to be in pretty good condition. Original box, all original packaging, all the spare brushes and stuff. I doubt I'll be able to justify spending another £200+ with the missus :o
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Re: Sourcing a replacement dock for a D85

Postby glnc222 » May 19th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Examine the charging voltage and currents with the Neato Control program over USB before concluding the dock is at fault. Is there voltage on the plates? Maybe the battery is faulty, or the system board. Not a lot of docks reported defective -- pretty simple part.
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