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Topic # 240916 2-Oct-2018 14:44
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I'm trying to track down a replacement controller for an older Velux electric skylight, originally a WLC 160/100 which isn't made any more. Some of the more recent ones like the KUX 110 aren't compatible any with older skylights, but slightly older ones like the KLC 500 apparently are. Does anyone know what can be used to replace a WLC 160, what's in one (it looks like it's just a 24VDC power supply controllable by a remote), or anything else that might help getting the skylight operational again? The original WLC 160 it came with is (physically) gone so it's not a case of repairing it, unfortunately.

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  Reply # 2100117 2-Oct-2018 14:56
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Have you tried contacting velux to find out if they have spare parts?


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  Reply # 2100135 2-Oct-2018 15:16
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mattwnz:

Have you tried contacting velux to find out if they have spare parts?

 

 

They've been out of stock for years, even third-party vendors with NOS and old spares seem to be out.

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  Reply # 2100200 2-Oct-2018 16:39
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How old is the skylight?

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  Reply # 2100204 2-Oct-2018 16:43
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nickb800: How old is the skylight?

 

 

Not sure of the exact age but it's a pre-2010 model when they changed things, so going with a current controller would also require swapping out the motor.

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  Reply # 2100250 2-Oct-2018 18:47
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Can you argue CGA with them? It's an expensive product with with a reasonable expected life span of 10-20+ years, and the supplier is obliged to provide parts support for that lifespan

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