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New toy...Philips 206A

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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by Terrykc » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:38 am

sideband wrote:... Being completely out of 33uF caps I had to bodge three caps in parallel and make a temporary substitute, total value 30.7uF....16uF, 10uF and 4.7uF the best I could come up with!

Don't forget the tolerance!

The original would have been +50% -20% or worse.

I haven't checked the tolerance of modern caps but would +20% -10% be in the right ball park?

 
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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by sideband » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:36 pm

...it wasn't really the value I meant when I said it was the best I could come up with. It was the combination of capacitors. I don't mind two in parallel or series but three.....?

Anyway Ask Jan First are about to get an order from me....4 x 32uF screw type which will do nicely for this set (I'll only use one of them) and the Philips 170A that has been waiting ages for further attention which will use another two so I'll have a spare.

 
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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by sideband » Thu May 05, 2016 11:00 pm

Well I ordered a couple of rather nice screw-in capacitors from Ask Jan First in Germany last Sunday and they arrived today. They are shorter than I thought....probably half the length of the old original can. One of them is for this Philips, the other will be used in the 170A. Anyway the good news is that it fits perfectly. Despite its smaller size, it doesn't really look out-of-place and it's a lot better than having a hole in the chassis.

I'll definitely order some more of these.
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Working.

 
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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by crackle » Fri May 06, 2016 6:51 am

Just the job.
So is the electrical work all finished now?
Mike

 
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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by sideband » Fri May 06, 2016 10:56 am

Hi Mike.

Pretty much. I might replace some more dodgy wiring but all the critical rewiring is done. I'll give it a run-through with the signal genny at some point but now I think it's cabinet clean-up time! Trouble is now the weather is getting warmer, I'm pressured into doing other jobs so it may be a while before the radio is finished....... :zx:

 
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Re: New toy...Philips 206A

Post by PYE625 » Fri May 06, 2016 11:43 am

The new cap from Jan certainly looks the part and the chassis is looking great.....it really is so nice to see a careful restoration with attention to detail like this. :aad

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