I have a Hakko 808, and love it. But would love suggestions for a cheap (chinese) backup or alternative.
I recently had the suction power reduce for unknown reasons, and finally ordered a new-motor. The hakko site doesn't sell them and everybody says they are out of stock but I found one. Put it in and it is back to good as new. BUT the motor cost me like $80! It is a little DC motor with a standard mount.
I bought a whole second Hakko 808 for something $165 shipping included from frys.
I pulled apart the old motor, it is a DC motor with brushes all in good condition but 1 open winding. Not about to rewind it (because it doesn't make audio and I only want to wind things that make sound). But isn't there a source for motor's that is cheaper than that?
I opened up the Hakko, Turned it on, and measured the voltage across the motor and it is running 105V DC (shows 25V AC but I think that is just noise - motor has a polarized electrolytic across it for noise reduction I think).
Anyway where can I get a 100V DC motor 1.2" in diameter approx 1.5" long (but there is room for more) with a 0.34" long shaft and shaft diameter is about 2.5mm. The whole thing mounts using two small screws into the end of the DC motor on the drive shaft end (very common mounting for dc motors).
I have looked online and find lots the right size but they all seem to be 24V or less.