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Old 11th May 2011, 06:48 PM   #41
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here's my setup so far...
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Edit: on a closer look, I think marra is right... plus to V- is not good.

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115 mains.

antek 4218.

http://www.antekinc.com/pdf/AN-4218.pdf

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Old 11th May 2011, 06:55 PM   #43
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merlin2069er - Yes, your primaries are connected incorrectly. And the AC. I can't comment to the PCB connections because I'm not familiar with the layout of the board.

Hang on for a little while longer I can draw all of it out for you this evening, but I must take my son to his swimming lesson right now!

You are very close, just a few re-arangements on your terminal strip and you will be there!!
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I've got the bridge + going to v-in -. & bridge - into psu gnd.
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Old 11th May 2011, 06:58 PM   #45
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How much smoke did you see and do you have any idea where it came from.

Btw. I edited my response above. If you mains connection is correct, you could try to swap the + and - on the V- bridge and fire it up again. Do you have a variac?
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oh damn , I should have bridge + going to gnd. Your right.
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It was a small quick poof, not that big - I got it because I had the resistors in the wrong spot.

ok, I see where I've made my mistake. I've got the light bulb on power cord.


But, I'll have to pick up additional fuses, I've blown them all.
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I've colored the wires, it's should be crystal clear.

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Yeah - the mains wiring look correct.
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I've colored the wires, it's should be crystal clear.

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That's not correct. (Although you do have the secondaries colored properly.) The primaries have one red lead and one black lead each.

Here is the AnTek datasheet -

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