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Old 21st April 2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Urgently requiring one mains power transformer for the Carver model m1.0t. Can anyone help by directing to an online parts store with international delivery? Thanks in advance.
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Old 21st April 2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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Urgently requiring one mains power transformer for the Carver model m1.0t. Can anyone help by directing to an online parts store with international delivery? Thanks in advance.

IIRC that amp used a very special mains transformer in what was basically a switch-mode power supply. So, you cannot replace it with a "normal" 50/60Hz power transformer. I am afraid you would need to get that specific Carver part number.
BTW What's wrong with the one you have?

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Hi andjur78,
Why do you think you need a transformer? The most common fault is a shorted triac. Mag coils draw excessive current when fed a sine wave.

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Old 22nd April 2005, 12:59 AM   #5
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I have one. Let me know if you still need it. $25 U.S plus shipping.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 05:48 AM   #6
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One of the secondary windings has failed-and yes I have repaired many power amplifiers over the years... I read and understand the circuit topology.Thankyou.

Back to my original question:
Can anyone help by directing to an online parts store for
CARVER parts with international delivery? Thanks in advance.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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"Can anyone help by directing to an online parts store for
CARVER parts with international delivery? "

Carver is dead and gone.

"I have one."

You have a stateside model, 120V 60hz.

OZ needs 230V 50hz.

I would write a letter to Sunfire and ask if there are any spares.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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Can anyone help by directing to an online parts store for
CARVER parts with international delivery?
Sunfire still operates a Carver service center. I had an M-400 repaired there. They have a flat fee for all repairs except for transformers, PS caps and other major expensive items. When I spoke with them they definately said they had M-400 transformers so they may well have them for other products.

The service may be limited to Bob Carver era products, so if your M-1.0T was introduced after his departure there could be a problem.

To find a contact go to the Sunfire website. www.sunfire.com. You may have to ask to be redirected.
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Hi andjur78,
Sorry, you gave no mention of the fault. Over the years I had sold scores of transformers to people who didn't need them - hence my question. I was factory warranty for Carver in Canada for a while - till Carver folded. I sold my business shortly after that.
Neat though. Never seen a shorted secondary on one of these. This product should be available through the normal parts channel.
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