I have RECI 150-180 watt CO2 laser and a RECI power supply.
My set up has been working fine for well over a year and the other day I was cutting for about 10 minutes and the laser stopped firing.
I found that the ceramic high-voltage connector for the wire going to the laser tube was burnt inside causing an open circuit.
I corrected this open circuit problem and to my surprise the laser would still NOT fire.
I ended up replacing the power supply to get everything working proper again.
I assume the open circuit situation killed my power supply. Does that sound reasonable?
In the future is there anything I can do to prevent this open circuit failure. What about eliminating the connector and spicing the wires?
Also any ideas on how I can go about getting the RECI power supply repaired?