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Old 4th December 2010, 03:49 PM   #11
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Firing up the amplifier without PSU caps would be a bad idea, as they make the rectifier output into DC

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You'd end up feeding the amplifier with the signal at the bottom of that image. Not a good idea.
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Old 4th December 2010, 04:00 PM   #12
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Probably would let out the magic smoke if I were to power it up without the caps based on that waveform. Thanks guys. I prefer to keep my electronics non smoking
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