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Offline heavycowboy

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Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« on: February 13, 2016, 12:26:59 PM »
Hello,

Just finished my build. All resistance measurements are on the money except for terminals 47 & 48. The manual shows a *, but I'm getting 0 ohms for both. Any thoughts on what the problem could be?

Thanks in advance,

Todd

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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 08:50:31 AM »
Did you accidentally leave the amp plugged into the wall while doing these measurements?

Were you able to perform the power transformer voltage checks?
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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 09:08:30 AM »
Nope, the amp was definitely not plugged when I ran the resistance checks. And no, I have not performed any voltage checks yet.


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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 10:46:30 AM »
There are voltage checks on pages 27, and 31-32.  Were these checks performed? 
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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 11:13:07 AM »
Yep, per the manual I configured the wiring for an incoming voltage of 120v. It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure the subsequent voltage checks on page 32 were in the appropriate range.

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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 09:10:51 AM »
Well, if you have 0 Ohms on 47 and 48, that would tend to indicate that your incoming AC voltage is shorted to the chassis plate somewhere.  If, by chance, you accidentally measured with the power cord plugged in, then you would just be measuring that the neutral of your incoming AC is properly grounded at your breaker panel. 

Otherwise, there's just the wiring at the IEC socket, power switch, and those two terminals that is otherwise completely isolated from the chassis.  There isn't a whole lot to check here to verify that there aren't problems.

-PB
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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 09:02:47 AM »
OK. Much thanks for your help. I'll be honest, I'm not really sure how I should proceed. I'm assuming it's not wise to power it up and move on to the voltage checks, correct?

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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 09:46:36 AM »
What PB is saying is be sure to check all of the wiring at the IEC socket, power switch and terminals 47 and 48, looking to see if a wire has been connected to an incorrect terminal or maybe some excess lead was not cut off and is touching the chassis plate. Do that before you power up the amp.
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Re: Resistance Checks for Terminals 47 & 48
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 04:24:41 PM »
Well, I went ahead and double checked all the wiring and then proceeded to power it up. To my surprise, all the voltages checked out. No idea, why my meter had trouble with the resistance on those two terminals. Regardless, it's alive and I'm loving it.

Thanks everyone.