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tatas 4th May 2019 11:13 AM

Quad 989 low output
 
one of my 989's exhibits lower output compared to the other , although the difference is not huge.
i swapped panels but the problem remained , therefore seems the problem lies in the electronics,
anyone had similar experience and can share tips ??

stokessd 4th May 2019 09:14 PM

If you swapped electronics (bases) and the problem followed the base, most likely is that you have a high voltage power supply problem. I'm assuming that the output is just a bit lower and not distorted which would rule out the clamp circuit.

The high voltage supply has a couple trouble spots, the first is a 10K460 MOV that can go bad. The second is the 8 high voltage diodes. I'd consider replacing those and see if that fixes your problems.


Sheldon
quadesl.com

tatas 6th May 2019 11:13 AM

Hi Sheldon,


Yes , exactly as you described , just a bit lower output , with no signs of distortion


did some search on older posts , and found the components
1 x varistor B72210S0461K101 (460volts 2500A)
and 8 diodes GP02-30-E3.
one question though, this comes in two "versions"?? GP02-30-E3/54 and GP02-30-E3/73


Thank you very much for your help

stokessd 7th May 2019 03:21 AM

Not sure what country you are in, but here's the parts I use:

mov:
B72210S0461K101 EPCOS (TDK) | Circuit Protection | DigiKey

Rectifiers:
GP02-30-E3/73 Vishay Semiconductor Diodes Division | Discrete Semiconductor Products | DigiKey

Sheldon


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