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Can one transformer supply two psus?
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Old 2nd May 2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Can one transformer supply two psus?

I have a large toroid (500VA) used in a stereo gainclone. I want to add a third channel for a center channel.

My options are:

1. Use the same psu that I use for two channels also for the third one. (cheapest)
2. Build a second psu and use the transformer to feed the second psu for the third channel. (cheap)
3. Buy a new transformer and build a new psu (expensive!)

The amps are Brians 3886 kits. I have the suberized board as well as the non snuberized one so I could use the better suited if one can feed three amps (the other one will be used for another amp for the surrounds).

I hope I'm making myself clear. Thanks all for your help,

xavier
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Old 2nd May 2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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You have enough VA to add a third channel,try that first. Make sure the grounding is the same as the first two amps. Use the snubbized board for the front channels
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Old 2nd May 2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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You have enough VA to add a third channel,try that first. Make sure the grounding is the same as the first two amps. Use the snubbized board for the front channels
Do you mean the snubberized Board for the Front three channels?

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Old 2nd May 2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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Originally posted by xcortes


Do you mean the snubberized Board for the Front three channels?

Thanks,

xavier

Yes
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