Go Back   Home > Forums > > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tubelab Discussion and support of Tubelab products, prototypes and experiments

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th May 2009, 08:22 PM   #11
kerux is offline kerux  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Thank you nic6paul.

My simple se is now working and sounds great!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2009, 08:34 PM   #12
lineup is offline lineup  Sweden
diyAudio Member
lineup's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the north
Can not be un-usual that people get caps blown into pieces
when we think of the voltages used in tube amps.

I am sure most tuube builders have been there?
At least once or twice?

Even me, have experieced this. Using only moderat 'transistor-voltages'.
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2009, 01:09 AM   #13
BudP is offline BudP  United States
diyAudio Member
BudP's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: upper left crust, united snakes
simple se c1 capacitor blew

Completely off topic, your earthlink dot net email address bounces when I try to return your contact about Electron Pools. Please send me a new one or call me at 425 823 2279.

  Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2009, 01:51 AM   #14
chrish is offline chrish  Australia
diyAudio Member
chrish's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sydney
Yes, those 500V caps are running very close to their rated power with a 374BX transformer. I would suggest stick with a tube rectifier, do not use the standby switch option (an indirectly heated rectifier like the 5AR4 will give slow turn on) and use an inrush current limiter on the centre tap (just solder one leg of the current limiter to the centre tap wire and put the other leg in to the phoenix connector on the board).

Enjoy the new amp!

  Reply With Quote


simple se c1 capacitor blewHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simple SE aux capacitor hartze11 Software Tools 8 10th June 2009 08:26 PM
Capacitor type for simple headphone amp GianLorenzo Headphone Systems 3 20th December 2004 08:45 AM
Is there a simple capacitor matching method? Sanaka Parts 9 8th December 2004 05:59 AM
Electrolytic capacitor woes in simple preamp mattw Instruments and Amps 2 22nd September 2004 12:32 PM
simple capacitor-less amp xocoatl Solid State 0 23rd April 2003 11:56 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio