Amp tinkerers and people who aren't afraid of 700 volts or so in here....
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BY Jehu - Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 pm
- Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 pm
I've been tossing around the idea of cobbling together a 5e3 at some point. I'm still in the info gathering phase, but it looks like the biggest challenge (apart from general lack of competence) would be sourcing a 230/240v power transformer.
Does anyone know of a local source, or overseas that won't cost a fortune in shipping, etc.?
BY jvpp - Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:52 pm
BY Jehu - Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
- Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
- Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:52 pm
I have a 20 watt PT from a Jet City 22h that I could sell ya. A very grunty 20 watts at that.
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 am
Sorry. I mean I have an output Transformer. Not sure if that's any good to you.
BY Jehu - Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:31 am
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:31 am
Thanks griff. This is still all a ways off yet, but out of interest, how much would you be after?
And do we know that this would be appropriate for a 5e3 build? (As you can see I am fairly clueless at this stage... I'll be learning on the job! When it comes time to build the cab I will be back in my element.)
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:43 am
Maybe $120 posted?
Not sure if it's appropriate or not, that would be something you would have to look into. Pretty sure it would be fine tho. Transformers have far less effect on tone than the design of the circuit itself. Just gotta make sure the specs of the tranny match your design.
I should be able to get the specs for the tranny from Doug at Jet City Amplification if you ever go down that road. I won't be selling it in a hurry, so keep me in mind.
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:54 am
"Just go for it... Like a farm animal." Greg Koch
BY Jehu - Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:37 pm
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Cool, griff, I'll definitely keep you in mind if/when I end up getting this project rocking.
BY Jehu - Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:38 pm
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Ah, there we go! That's actually surprisingly reasonable. Thanks for that; I find the mouser site a bit confusing at the best of times.
BY jvpp - Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:24 pm
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:24 pm
That is the one I bought for the Jansen 4/12 Copy...
BY Kev77 - Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:05 pm
- Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:05 pm
'And I shall drive my chariot down your streets and cry - Hey, it's me, I'm dynamite and I don't know why'
BY Jehu - Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:51 pm