Sup DIY masters of the universe
This man was throwing out these regulated power supply's at an old speaker store and I got ahold of them. He mentioned they were broken but didn't say what was broken, which gave me the Idea that I could use parts from both to make one functioning again....well, hopefully.
I plugged in the one on the right first in order to see if anything was visually out of the ordinary and well.......This part exploded. I haven't tried the other one yet lol
The capacitors all blew out, but since it had voltage in it, I dare not touch it yet, until I drain off the excess voltage
p.s. On another note...I tried looking these things up and was unable to find them. I would assume their a little older than the newer stuff out today, but nothing?
This is the part that exploded
It has large capacitors on the bottom side
I won't be able to check fully until later today. Was working late and will need to sleep soon, but It looked like a capacitor blew with the sudden eruption of smoke
I'll take it out and take more thorough pictures for you guys
Thanks for the compliment
I actually got...2 psr-50 voltage regulators, 6 speaker amps, 3 large rolls of copper insulated copper wire, an iron shelf, over 400 speakers (all broken, I checked), 2 car radios, A crap-ton of screws, and the shop owners old speaker tester.
a cursory look at the circuit suggests the voltage control is done on the 120V side, like with a Triac lamp dimmer, which kinda makes sense coz your currents are 10 times lower. presumably the parts in heat sinks at the back are diodes. the blue wires carry AC to them, and they come out as unfiltered DC on the red wires.
Things to check first.
They go bad with age and if it hadn't been powered up in a long time the shock of suddenly having voltage across them could of broken down the dialectic.
These do go bad especially on big ass high current supplies like this, check it. If one of the internal diodes broke down and AC got to the capacitors it could have caused that explosion.
Maybe some conductive shit has fallen inside of the unit during its storage and transportation years?
could have snapped off and is touching something at a different voltage.
>somebody's been fiddling
self explanatory, average Joe has had a go at fixing it but made things worse.
Could just be a control voltage winding that terminates on the same side as the primary coil? I know the US uses white and black but you can see the brown and blue mains underneath them connecting to the transformers primary coil.
Also the black connects to a trace that is electrically connected to the orange wire.
Ok, got the pictures and here is the main problem
There are two breaks in the back of the circuit board and one blown capacitor
And this is the blown capacitor. There are six in total, five of these and one smaller one
I think this is how that capacitor board is configured but you should double check.
The main DC bus winding looks to be using two separate bridge rectifier diode bricks to spread the power dissipation, but only two of the diodes are being used if there is an unconnected terminal.
That smaller 3300uf capacitor must be for a control winding of sorts and is at a higher voltage than the main DC bus.
In the other psr-50 power supply is this one
Has the same caps, but is a little different on top