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Old 27th October 2013, 05:11 PM   #11
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The only thing the thermistor does is connect the starground to the metal of the chassis.
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Old 27th October 2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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Sorry I wasn't clear. Should I jumper the grounds and then connect one wire to the star ground? Our not jumper them and use two wires to the star ground.
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Old 27th October 2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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Ok, you totally lost me.
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Old 28th October 2013, 02:17 PM   #14
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Default grounding the star

Thanks 6L6, you are extremely patient with these questions.

As someone recently IN the confused state rif's question made sense to me; it is what I did!

I ran separate wires (4 actually) from the GNDs (euroblocks) of the power boards to the star ground point.

To get the thermistor into the act the star ground is physically short/shy of the GND bolt on the chassis, the thermistor is what connects the star ground TO the grounding bolt on the chassis.

How do you create a star ground short/shy of the ground bolt, in the air? I used a piece of copper suspended/insulated from the chassis. To connect ground wires to the copper I used bronze bolts going into euro barrier stips; the open ends then can receive all the many ground wires from everywhere on the PCBs. Ugly perhaps but thats why there is a case around all the working parts

I see and understand now one could take all the ground wires to the power board and then take a large single wire out from the power board through a thermistor and to a bolt on the chassis. 'Just didn't think of it at the time.
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Old 28th October 2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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There are at least 14 places you can connect a wire to the GND portion of this PCB. Connect all your grounds there, and it is a starground.
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Old 28th October 2013, 11:31 PM   #16
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Also, the Faston "blade" connectors were mostly added to facilitate Stacking TWO boards if required to allow a LOT of caps

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Old 3rd November 2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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Default Power supply for F4 and F5T

I'm planning on building this power supply for an F4, but would also like to be able to use it for an F5T ( V1 or V2, different trafo of course ), should the inclination arise. I've already purchased capacitors rated for 50V, and am about to buy everything else. As the F5T power supply calls for MUR3020's as rectifiers, is there any drawback to using these from the get-go, knowing the supply will first be used for an F4? Should any other values, other than capacitors, be changed to facilitate this?
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Old 4th November 2013, 03:17 AM   #18
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No real difference, other than you need much more capacitance for an F5T. Look for the biggest (35mm diameter) caps you can find.

I would use the dual rectifiers as shown in the F4, not the single of the F5T.

If you build a good supply with 50V caps it will be fine for either amp.
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Old 4th November 2013, 01:29 PM   #19
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Default Possible for Phono MM or for 45VDC ore some more ?

Is that design possible for my aged Phono MM and Pre needing 2x +/- 24V (hk Citation 17).
Other idea is to take it for my Citation Amp wich needs 2x +/- 47-49V,
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Old 4th November 2013, 10:16 PM   #20
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Possible as long as you fit caps with sufficient voltage rating (and suitable transformer).
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