Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: L-4B Info
Here's a few suggestions and some additional info on the Drake L4-B.
#1 should be a step-start to reduce current inrush.
The power switch in the L-4B has been a failure item over the
long haul. By greatly reducing the turn on load the switch may
last the life of the amp. Replacement are no longer made and
a real challenge to find.
#2 if the caps in the power supply are the original ones I would strongly
suggest replacing them ASAP.
#3 Here are a few URL's on things to consider.
http://www.isquare.com/personal_pages/drakeL4B.htm Great Pictures of the L-4B
http://www.harbachelectronics.com/reference/harpg4cart.htm Best site for L4-B
I currently own a L-4B that I've had for over 20 years. It's a keeper.
Good Luck with the amp Tom.
73 Sam W4OAE
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