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I have a Preccore 5.23 with error code 50, about 10 years,

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I have a Preccore 5.23 with error code 50
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: about 10 years
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: nothing yet and it just starting a few weeks ago
JA: Anything else you want the equipment expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Pete replied 12 months ago.

Hi there

Expert:  Pete replied 12 months ago.

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Error code 50 indicates "Too Much Brake (Magnet) Current";

This error is associated with eddy current EFX’s.

The resistance (brake) control system constantly monitors the amount of current being demanded by the eddy current magnet. Error 50 indicates that amount of current being demanded by the eddy current magnet is excessive.


Possible Causes are:

1. The most common cause of this error is shorted or damaged wiring between the lower PCA and the eddy current magnet.

2. The eddy current magnet is bad

3. The lower PCA is bad.


Possible Remedies are:

1. Carefully check the eddy current wiring and connections, ensure that the wires are not shorted together or shorted to the EFX frame. Repair or replace the damaged wiring as appropriate.

2. Remove the wires from the eddy current magnet. With an ohmmeter, measure across the eddy current magnets terminals. The ohmmeter should read approximately 100 ohms. If the reading is significantly low, replace the eddy current magnet. Measure between each eddy current magnet terminal and frame ground. Both readings should be infinite (open). If either reading is significantly low, replace the eddy current magnet.

3. If both the eddy current magnet wiring and the eddy current magnet are good (as tested above), replace the lower PCA.

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Expert:  Pete replied 11 months ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question, do you need any further assistance?