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Old 24th January 2003, 09:51 PM   #51
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Paul,

You say that the attenuator in mounted on an unconnected plate?
That plate should go to star ground!

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Old 24th January 2003, 09:53 PM   #52
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Ok, ok ,ok sheesh. I'll solder a wire

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Old 24th January 2003, 10:39 PM   #53
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Paul,

A general rule should be:
If it's conductive, and not already connected to anything, earth it!

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Old 24th January 2003, 10:54 PM   #54
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Hi,

Well done John.
Now if that pot is sitting where I think it is, namely the top copper plate, then that would explain a lot.

I assume the grounding has been done on the bottom plate which I assume is a copper plate as well.

If star grounding is to be applied,both should be connected at the same point.

Then we can at long last tackle the 7.2 heater voltage.


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Old 26th January 2003, 03:24 AM   #55
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Hello,

Well I tried everything I could think of or see. I solder wires to ground all chassis plates to star ground. I removed all the ground wires from the shielded wires, ( thought this might be introducing a/c back through ground). Tried the snubbers, no difference. Soldered a wire to connect the two star ground points together, ( but the copper plate makes that a mute point).

I believe my alternative is to make all filaments d/c, but really do not know. I could try this, I believe this is a matter of buying some filament trannys. Would this leave my PWT unloaded to the point that voltage on the B+ would rise because of less current draw?

Any other Ideas and new suggestions?

Should I sell them to Frank or John for $1.50?
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Old 26th January 2003, 07:47 AM   #56
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Paul,

Let''s move back 1 step.
You said that when you held the volume pot, the spikes disappeared. Is that better now?
If not. then it cannot be earthed.

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Old 26th January 2003, 08:24 AM   #57
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Soldered a wire to connect the two star ground points together, ( but the copper plate makes that a mute point)
If they're both making contact with your copper chassis you could have the makings of a ground loop ?

just my 2c worth.

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Old 26th January 2003, 10:12 AM   #58
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Martin,

Yes indeed it could be that issue causing the slow (sinewave like) hum. We haven't got that far yet We're still trying to sort out the "spikey" hum

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Old 4th February 2003, 02:20 AM   #59
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Hi,

Sorry I have been gone awhile. Life has a habit of taking up my time and attention.

Now I do not know if I have been missed, but I am sure glad you guys, ( and gals?) are out there.

I have been thinking about the grounding in the JE 300b's and I did use two star grounds. Both are directly coupled to the copper chassi and are not isolated from each other or from the a/c mains safety ground. What if I isolated the two star grounds above the chassi and from each other? Leaving only the a/c mains earth connected to the chassi for safety?
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