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Re: [TenTec] Titan 425 Transformer needed

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Titan 425 Transformer needed
From: Cliff Crane - W4NJ <w4nj@tampabay.rr.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 14:51:48 -0400
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Told ya!!

Cliff - W4NJ
---- Carlin Royal <n5oe@nctwb.net> wrote: 
Sorry for the long delay on the re-post. After replacing/upgrading the 
rectifier board, installing new filter capacitors the initial problem is 
still there. I carried the amp to a local repair shop and it has been 
determined for sure the secondary leads have shorted with the primary in 
the transformer. SOOOO I am in need of a new transformer for the Titan 
425 at this time. Since I have already come this far money wise and time 
wise, I think it would be best to get a "really good" transformer this 
time. I have emailed Peter Dahl with no response, are they still doing 
this sort of thing for amateur use?

_"I have a Ten Tec Titan 425 that I have only had myself for about 6 months 
The amp when I received it had 1 bad HV capacitor in the power supply. Due to 
lack of funds at the time I replaced the one known bad capacitor. A few months 
later I was operating the amplifier during a cw pileup for about 30 minutes, I 
set everything on standby and went to lunch. When I returned to the shack I 
find the amp had blown one of the 20amp fuses in the supply.
After checking in the PS, I found that R1 the 10ohm 25watt wire wound resistor 
on the rectifier board had went open. I replaced the blown resistor and powered 
the amp back up, this time again blowing a 20ampfuse and the same resistor. Ten 
Tec advised to replace the original rectifer board with a new one, (82112 rev E 
I beleive) since they thought some diodes were probably leaking and was the 
cause of all my troubles. Now after replacing the old rectifier board with the 
new one from Ten TEc, I power the amp on and it blows another 20amp fuse but 
did not appear to fry the resistor this time. Here is the main question to the 
list; Could I have another bad capacitor that is failing under high voltage 
since they do not read any shorts on the VOM when individually beng tested. I 
have on order 8 new 400uf 450v caps from Newark Electronics and will be 
replacing them this week, but I am looking for more input as to the trouble. It 
just seems odd to me that when sitting idle for just 3
 0 minutes the thing went south and now I have had all this trouble. Hopefully 
I am on the right track and it will be one of the caps in the PS, but would be 
interested to hear any other areas that I might could check within reason here 
on the very limited bench. Thanks for any advise/comments.
73 "_

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