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Old 6th August 2015, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Crown XTI 2000 fries RT6 at turn on

Immediately after the AC Input switch there is RT6. I bought this amp not working cheap, and they told me that it just stopped one day. After replacing burnt out RT6 turn on showed it heating instantly at turn on. I have replaced D24 , and C57 thru to 60. with no success so far. I have gone through Crown's destructive at turn on guide but I am thinking that there would be other parts of the amp that would blow according to that guide. The fuse on mains doesn't blow ever. What has me tossed is for such a current draw through RT6 I would expect something else to blow instead. . I am hoping that someone may be able to point me in the right direction with some pointers. Oh and also with C57 through to C60 removed I can turn on and RT6 survives. Thanks
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Old 6th August 2015, 04:53 AM   #2
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Check if the relays (K1+K2) are swith on few seconds after the start! If not, this is the reason of the overheating.

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I think the penny just dropped. RT6 is actually meant to be sacrificial ? ie if there is something wrong elsewhere it cooks. Pity the fuse just doesn't blow. If that's the case I'll look further into the power up circuitry. Bit hard to test Voltage points if RT6 is left too long. Flying blind trying to test. Suppose I'll get there.
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RT6 limits the turn on current and is an NTC type resistor. The relay should pull in when the supply rails start to rise. If the sensor is not working, the NTC will take the strain for too long and go open circuit.
Does the SMPSU work without a load? If not it could be the power supply is faulty.
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I think now the light has come on with what is happening as the power supply runs up, there is something happening in the Rail Sense, and the Kick Start circuit. I'll do some more hunting around in those regions and post my findings.
Can't believe that it's been staring me in the face for so long and after reading just the right thing the whole schematic on that page makes more sense :P
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