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Old 06-06-2017, 07:15 PM
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Need help on ctc 15 power supply

if you look at the print ..c2..filter will get very hot and blow out is like it has a short but all that is in that circuit is the voltage dubbler all the loads are removed.....I will love any advice ...thank you scott
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:36 PM
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If all other loads are removed (Rectifier, HV) then it possibly could be a shorted transformer. Have you even replaced c2 with modern caps? C2 is a main filter right off the transformer and a filter for a 390v source. If the transformer or the rectifier is shorted, it will surely kill that cap even without a heavy load on it. But then again, if you left the original cap in it could have shorted a while ago as it aged. Shorting filter caps are not all that uncommon, Ive had a few shorted filters in some scopes that make the rectifier tube blow up. You might find better help if you post about this in the tech category here.

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Old 06-06-2017, 08:21 PM
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I repaired a CTC-15 not long ago that shorted one of its top hat style B+ rectifiers, typically though that will blow the breaker unless that went bad as well (likely). Check the rectifiers with your DMM diode test function, you should get something like .5v one way and nothing the other way. If you get close to 0, it's shorted. Also it could just be a bad cap, happens all the time.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:58 PM
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OK I got it to did have new caps and then I ran it but then that is when the one cap got hot and guys were correct the top hat diode to ground was shorted and the smoked cap had all the load on it ...thank you for your help
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