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Offline amritdesai

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Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« on: April 09, 2016, 06:19:35 AM »
Can I replace the 270ohm resistors in the PS with c7x chokes? Is this as simple as this sounds?

I was playing around last night, removed the 270 resistors 44L/45L and 41L/42L and attached the leads of the each choke to these terminals - one of the leads from choke A to 44L the other to 45L. For choke B 41L/42L respectively. Because I have a tall base i was able to mount them perpendicular to and below the OT's.

I turned on the amp, it lit up for a second and blew a fuse.

I'm going to buy some fuses at radioshack and have spare 270 ohm resistors to revert to stock but i'd like to the try to make this work.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
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Offline Paul Joppa

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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 07:17:31 AM »
There are no 270 ohm resistors in Stereomour II. I think you have replaced the 270K ohm resistors, which serve to bleed charge from the PSU electrolytic caps when the amp is turned off. This means a nearly short circuit across the power supply - no wonder the fuse blew.

The old Stereomour used 270 ohm resistors (in the form of 360 ohms in parallel with 1200 ohms) in a CRC filter. Stereomour II uses four 130 ohm resistors in a CRCRC filter, they are potential locations to replace with chokes.

You said "...perpendicular to and below the OT's." You didn't explicitly say the coil axis was perpendicular, so I mention it just in case there was some confusion.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 08:46:26 AM by Paul Joppa »
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 07:27:52 AM »
Wow :-[

I completely mis interpreted this condition - yikes. I will revert to stock and stop messing with this thing.

Thank you for your help!
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 08:45:46 AM »
Definitely the first thing to do is revert to stock, in order to be sure there are no problems remaining. (I don't expect any, but better safe than sorry!)

I will correct my previous post to clarify that the original Stereomour used 360 ohms in parallel with 1200 ohms, to make approximately 270 ohms.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 09:32:05 AM »
I have soldered back in place new 270K ohm resistors. New 1.6a fast fuse continues to blow when I turn on the amp  :(

Resistance measurements are good. Perhaps the UF4007 rectifier diodes were affected?

Thanks for you help.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 12:37:54 PM »
Installed new UF4007 rectifier diodes and tested all of the 130 ohm resistors - no issues here. Also new 270k resistors between terminals L 41 and 42, L 44 and 45. new 1.6amp 250v fast blow. Connections are solid.

Don't know where to go from here - 4 fuses later.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 02:33:12 PM by amritdesai »
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 09:27:58 PM »
Just a doubt: the fuse shoul be slow blow...shouldn't it?
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 05:00:54 AM »
Good question. The unit came with a fast
blow but other users have been okay using also slow blow.
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Offline Lee Hankins

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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 01:59:53 PM »
What does the parts list in your manual say the fuse should be?  I have never built a BH kit that doesn't use a slo-blo fuse.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 02:53:12 PM »
What does the parts list in your manual say the fuse should be?  I have never built a BH kit that doesn't use a slo-blo fuse.

The Stereomour II manual I have only specifies a 1.5 A fuse. No mention of fast or slow blow. It looks like some users are having an issue with a spike in inrush current when charging the caps on startup, others are not. Maybe it has to do with variation in mains voltage and component tolerance stack up. But I'm just guessing.

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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 03:04:10 PM »
I was about to say the same thing about the manual. I could have sworn the original fuse was fast blow but my memory, judgment and decision making is questionable based on recent events  :o

Thanks for the feedback guys!

I'll try a slow blow and go from there
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2016, 09:43:17 AM »
The slow blow fuse fixed the issue! Really appreciate the help!

Now what to do with these extra chokes...

Thanks again.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 01:12:38 PM »
If the 130 ohm resisters are installed in series (= 260 ohms) then the chokes can be installed in the CRCRC filter.  I do not have a manual for the Stereomour II and I can not tell from the picture in the products page, so this may not be correct.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 04:13:25 PM »
If the 130 ohm resisters are installed in series (= 260 ohms) then the chokes can be installed in the CRCRC filter.  I do not have a manual for the Stereomour II and I can not tell from the picture in the products page, so this may not be correct.
They are in series, but there's a capacitor from the CT to ground.
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Re: Triad C7-X in Stereomour II
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 03:16:05 PM »
c/choke/c/10 ohm resistor/c      total 280 ohms instead of designed 260 ohms. Hardly any difference. 
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