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Old 8th February 2009, 11:43 PM   #11
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Default 6v transformer

I totally agree with you on the transformer at fault although there are 2 red leads [6v]out from the transformer that go nowhere except the meter lights and there is 0v between them. The schematic verifys this, I have never had a blown transformer. Just leaves me the option to get the voltage somewhere else.
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Old 19th February 2009, 01:30 AM   #12
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Default Phase Linear xfmr problem

Use an ohm meter on the xfmr winding. If it's open then the problem is the connection between the winding and the red wire. You would have to remove the xfmr from the chassis and take the cover off that the the rectifier mounts on.

I experimented with LEDs on a 400 a few years back. The problem is that incandescent bulbs disperse light in all directions whereas the LED has a limited pattern from the tip. When inserted Horizontally the LEDs don't light up the panel very well. I found some green ultra high output LEDs that were OK, but I really wanted blue.

I've got some other mods for the 400 in the works. PM me if interested.
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Old 19th February 2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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Default PL400

I am defiantly interested in PL 400 Mods. Info would be appreciated.

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Old 20th February 2009, 12:17 AM   #14
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I am defiantly interested in PL 400 Mods. Info would be appreciated.

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Bill,

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Old 15th March 2009, 08:05 AM   #15
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I just recently used some blue 5mm wide (60 degree) dispersion LED's with a 40 ohm resistor for current limiting attached to each LED leg. Like the earlier post mentioned, with just AC supplying them, you may notice a flicker while moving your head, but I really haven't noticed it all that much. Like D3imlay mentioned, LED's are designed to project their light out the end, so you should choose one with the highest dispersion angle, and a neat trick I used was to lightly sand the outside with scotch brite, or some 400 grit sand paper to make it more translucent. That made a huge difference on throwing out more light from the sides. Depending on which meter you have, mine has the Honeywells, I would like to see if it's possible to apply some reflective foil tape at the bottom on the meter to throw some more light up off the bottom. I will take some pictures shortly and get them posted here, but battling a Large bias voltage issue I am having with it right now, so the project is at a stand still.
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Old 29th June 2010, 06:08 PM   #16
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erm i just bought a phase linear off a guy from stoke on trent with the name trev off ebay you appear to have the same name
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