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Tom Smithson 25th July 2004 03:33 PM

Beard P100
 
Ladies and gents,

I own a Beard P100 but it blew a capacitor the other day,

1. Should a replace the component or as it is a old bird replace the whole thing? Ideally me the component as a new machine is ?

2. Where would a get a new capacitor from (400 micro Farads)? Does anyone have one knocking around?

3. Do Beard still exist? I emailed them but it mentioned that the owner has gone into retirement?

I have never been here before and admitally don't know much about value amps apart from that the sound quality is amazing!!!

Yours hopefully

Tommy

fdegrove 25th July 2004 08:39 PM

Hi,

Without telling us what that cap was for one can only guess...

Have you asked these people:

CFMedia

Cheers, ;)

Tom Smithson 29th July 2004 09:09 PM

Here go guys, this is what is written on the damaged capaictor.

LCR

R 400 micro Farads 350VDC
Plain NEG

Y 400 micro Farads 350VDC
FAC/RD5

uk 86-17


Any tips?

PS Have tried the company LCR, but have stopped making it.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP

fdegrove 29th July 2004 11:49 PM

Hi,

Quote:

R 400 micro Farads 350VDC
You'll need a 400F/350VDC radial cap preferably of the same diameter as the old one.


Quote:

uk 86-17
While you're at it, it looks as if pretty soon all the other electrolytic caps will be due for replacement too.
So you better check the other caps and jot down their specs.
A suitable source for replaments might be RS Components, Cricklewood Electronics, Maplin, etc.

Cheers, ;)

anatech 30th July 2004 12:35 AM

If you like it, fix it. I have lots of old things that sound great. It will sound even better once it has been gone over.
-Chris

Tom Smithson 31st July 2004 07:48 PM

Cheers guys, I have searced but cannot find a suitable replacement. Any more tips?

Do Beard still exist, as I have emailed the sales department but not heard a sausage?

Tom.

mcs 2nd August 2004 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Tom Smithson
R 400 micro Farads 350VDC
Plain NEG
Y 400 micro Farads 350VDC

What you have is a two section cap. Each section 400F 350V. The sections are marked with a red and yellow dot, right?

I don't think you can get a replacement for that one. But buy two 470F 400V caps, which are easy to get. You may be able to fit the two new caps in the same space.

Best regards,

Mikkel C. Simonsen

powertriode 2nd August 2004 08:48 AM

A good place to buy high voltage caps is www.ebay.co.uk

Many sellers list ex MOD stock, mostly NOS.

Bear in mind a NOS cap will need reforming>>>

http://www.vintage-radio.com/repair-...nd-tests.shtml (scroll down)

dhaen 2nd August 2004 09:20 AM

Steps to a happy B.B.
 
1. Buy 2 400uF 350v caps, one to be radial if possible, the other axial.
2. Hollow out the original cap, to leave an empty case.
3. Fit the new radial cap inside and re-fit. It should fit if tou buy a new cap as they get smaller every year ;)
4. Fit the new axial cap inder the chassis possibly using the negative tag if the radial cap as one anchor point. Use an insulated wire to connect the positive.

ThorstenL 2nd August 2004 10:47 AM

Re: Steps to a happy B.B.
 
Konnichiwa,

Quote:

Originally posted by dhaen
1. Buy 2 400uF 350v caps, one to be radial if possible, the other axial.
2. Hollow out the original cap, to leave an empty case.
3. Fit the new radial cap inside and re-fit. It should fit if tou buy a new cap as they get smaller every year ;)

With a little luck you can use multiple smaller cap's to fill the entire space, eg. 4pcs 220uF/350V may be able to fit into the old case and be then paralleled up to give 2 X 440uF....

Sayonara


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