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Offline mpeg2

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Smash Manual errata
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:01:56 PM »
I'm most of the way through assembling my Smash kit and found one significant error in the manual:

P31, Building the Filament Power supply, 3rd step:

"( ) Attach the banded lead of a 5818 Schottky diode to 27L. Attach the banded lead to terminal 4 on the PT-7 power transformer."   <--  Terminal 4 should have the "unbanded" lead connected.

Since there's only one "banded lead" on a diode, its pretty obvious that something's wrong & the picture is correct - so I don't think folks will make an error at this step.

A minor glitch, but worth correcting the next time the manual is rev'd.

There were a few places where the specified wire lengths were a bit on the short side, but I don't recall what they were.

The rest of the manual (thus far) is correct & easy to follow.

I do have to say that the Bottlehead assembly manuals are amongst the best I've ever encountered.

I should be able to finish tomorrow and see what it sounds like.

   Rich



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Re: Smash Manual errata
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 06:00:36 AM »
Finished the assembly - found one more small oops:

In the voltage check section, B4 is shown as having 150VDC +/- 5V <- this should be B5, as B4 has no connections.

Rich