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Wiring MM FTDO-59 OT in 5E3


 
4/10/2006 5:12 PM
Mark M.
Wiring MM FTDO-59 OT in 5E3
Hi, I've gotten hold of a Mercury Mag. FTD0-59 output tranny and I want to make sure I wire this guy correctly. This tranny has standard 3 wire inputs but the output side has one yellow one and the other output wire is soldered to the side of the O/T housing. So I'm thinking the yellow output lead should go to the tip of the output speaker jack...but shoud I then ground the jack to the chassis in place of the normal ground lead that does not existfor this OT? I have a diagram describing the leads but they give no advice on the wiring scheme? Anybody out there used one of these?
 
4/10/2006 6:13 PM
Chris@CMWamps

Hi Mark  
 
1st of all: be carefull with that yellow wire. The secundary ground is made trough the OT-casing & mounting and the amplifier-chassis.  
 
Put the yellow wire on the "tip"/+ of the 1st speaker-output and you'll be fine (and your amp too :)).  
 
I've used a lot of those trannies and they're just excellent imho.  
 
Hope this helps,  
 
Chris  
 
Ps Yep Bruce, no MM-shares for me :) :D
 
4/11/2006 1:53 AM
Bruce / Mission Amps

Ha ha... if you got paid a dollar from MM every time you've recommended one of their overpriced OTs to someone, you might be able to afford one yourself. ;)  
 
Bruce
 
4/11/2006 4:00 AM
Chris@CMWamps

Hi Bruce  
 
LOL  
And about the times I did recommend your kit?  
 
:)  
 
Chris
 
4/11/2006 6:27 AM
TD Madden

Bruce,  
 
Thought you were a supporter of MM xformers...have you changed your mind about their value?  
 
Regards.
 
4/11/2006 9:12 AM
Bruce / Mission Amps

No, not really.  
I still think they are too pricey but this is just a running joke between Chris and I.  
 
Bruce
 
4/11/2006 11:29 AM
Mark M.
Thanks for the tip on wiring this.
 
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