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    PAS3 without AC outlets

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    jwnash1

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    Join date : 2015-08-05

    PAS3 without AC outlets

    Post by jwnash1 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:39 pm

    I am in the process of rebuilding a PAS3 which had been stripped of the AC outlets and the power cord. I could care less about having the convenience of the ac outlets since I would never use them. I am unable to locate replacements and without them I am unsure of the best way to tie in the power cord with the transformer mains, the on/off switch, and the 2 leads which feed from one side the power cord and one of the transformer leads to the power supply. This seems like a lot to wire nut together. Does anyone have any suggestions for a proper way to do this without the AC outlets or know of a source for them?

    aguaazul

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    Join date : 2012-07-08
    Location : Livermore, CA

    Re: PAS3 without AC outlets

    Post by aguaazul on Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:55 pm

    Kevin at DynakitParts has the black ones. AC-PANEL-OUTLETS-NOS

    jwnash1

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    Join date : 2015-08-05

    Re: PAS3 without AC outlets

    Post by jwnash1 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:03 pm

    Thanks, but when you read the listing, they are out of stock.

    GreggW

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    Join date : 2015-07-15

    Re: PAS3 without AC outlets

    Post by GreggW on Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:50 pm

    You could use a 2-lug terminal strip for the AC power cord and to make your connections to the switch and transformer leads. I would not use any wire nuts for any of the connections; they are not a reliable connection. The new regulated power supply from Tube Nirvana is easy to build and works flawlessly. It also simplifies your wiring.

    kaner

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    Join date : 2011-09-20

    Re: PAS3 without AC outlets

    Post by kaner on Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:47 pm

    I wouldn't use wire nuts. I would twist the wires together, add some solder to make sure that you have a solid connection and then cover the whole thing with heat shrink tubing. It makes for a clean and secure connection. BTW, put the tubing on before you make the connection. I've made that mistake before!

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