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    Question HGM 5

    Ok ive got a HGM 5 and a HGM with a 903 tube( I think thats right).
    Ive got 3 PSUs all of them are messed up or burned up...
    So the ? is what else is out there that can run these tubes? Like a lexel psu or somthing like that? Or do I just need to sell the tubes?
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    You blew up ALL THREE power supplies? Dude... You're starting to scare me!

    But seriously - those PSU's are robust. The passbank is easy to repair, and even the current transformer should be an off-the-shelf item. Same thing with the output caps. Get in touch with Bruce Rodgers; I'm sure he can steer you to the right components.

    In principle I think you could run an HGM 5 head off a Lexel 85 power supply, as the tubes are roughly the same size. Then too, a Coherent I-70 PSU would probably work as well, and I know you've got one of those sitting on the shelf. (So do I, in fact...) But you'd be better off repairing one (or more) of the original power supplies.

    Adam

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    Something is horribly wrong if you popped 3 HGM PSUS. Get in touch with BR and see what is wrong.

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    Well I should have gave more detail..
    The first one was working fine, when the card fell in to the HV and thats how that one died..
    2nd one I hooked everything up had it running, and just when I thought, alright it works..one for the trans. welded its self to the frame..
    3rd.. is still unknown...might be a bad passbank..
    I really need a layout of how the PSU is wired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmatt View Post
    Well I should have gave more detail..
    The first one was working fine, when the card fell in to the HV and thats how that one died..
    2nd one I hooked everything up had it running, and just when I thought, alright it works..one for the trans. welded its self to the frame..
    3rd.. is still unknown...might be a bad passbank..
    I really need a layout of how the PSU is wired.

    DJ Matt


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    Never have enough lasers!!!lol!
    I found all 3 PSUs and Im going to see if I can fix one....
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