5 Mistakes in Animatronic Dinosaur Operation Affecting Lifespan

The Lifespan of a typical animatronic dinosaur is 5-8 years (some well-maintained ones can last over 10 years). Avoiding the following five mistakes in operation can effectively extend the lifespan of animatronic dinosaur models:

5 Mistakes in Animatronic Dinosaur Operation

  1. Prolonged exposure of the control box, which drives the dinosaur model to perform various movements, to strong sunlight can lead to overheating. This may result in blowing fuses or, in severe cases, melting the insulation layer of the transformer.
  2. Placing the control box outdoors without any rain protection measures. When it rains, excessive water accumulation inside the control box can occur, leading to blown fuses and short circuits when the power is turned on.
  3. External interference while the dinosaur is in motion. For example, applying force in the opposite direction when the dinosaur’s tail is swinging left can cause motor overload, temperature rise, and eventual motor burnout.
  4. Non-stop 24-hour operation can cause rapid aging and fragmentation of the sponge at the joints where the dinosaur is constantly in motion. It may also accelerate the wear of the motor’s internal carbon brushes.
  5. Incorrect power supply voltage, such as using AC220V instead of the specified AC110V for the custom power supply voltage during manufacturing. This can potentially cause instant damage to the control box or motor when powered on.

If you have already purchased animatronic dinosaurs and are using them in your project, please remember to avoid the above five mistakes. This will significantly extend the lifespan of the animatronic dinosaurs and increase the profitability duration of your project. If you have any other questions regarding usage, feel free to contact us via email for the best advice.