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previous: Matt Ross I have 2 Carver 1.5 power amps with... -- 8/18/2003 4:31 AM View Thread

Re: Carver power amp transformer!

9/6/2003 6:55 PM
Rick Erickson
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Re: Carver power amp transformer!
Are you certain it's the transformers? Carver ususally used a triac to supply controlled AC to the primary winding. If this triac shorts it will act like a shorted primary and blow the mains fuse.  
If the transformer is blown you will either have to have it custom rewound or maybe find a replacement through one of these links.  
 
http://www.carverpro.com/2003/techsupport.html  
 
http://www.carveraudio.com/Equipmentrepair.htm  
 
http://www.vetcosurplus.com/  
- Vetco bought a bunch of surplus Carver chassis & parts several years back. I don't know if they have any of it left but it wouldn't hurt to ask. I scored a 3lb coffee can full of Carver (Motorola) C2000 T0-3 power transistors that the owner, (Warren) had tossed in the garbage can for some reason. My friend Bob Munger (ex Altec-Lansing engineer, transformer designer/builder etc.) who works there told me they were there and suggested I take them before Warren came to his senses... They appear to be MJ15003's or something similar. I've used them as replacements in Phase Linear 400's and Crown D-300 amps with no failures.  
 
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Mark Black I second what Rick said about makin... -- 9/6/2003 7:12 PM