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Rivieraranch
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ARCHING RECTIFIER TUBE -
09/21/08 at 14:22:33
 
My MLB headphone amplifier has blown 2 fuses this year; the first time it took out a Sovtek 5Y3 rectifier tube (no great loss) but the second time, the other day, it took out a vintage, speckled brown base CBS 5Y3WGTA rectifier.

What is causing these tubes to arc and blow the fuse? The unit is in an office system with the power cord connected to a strip. The other tubes are good, just tested this weekend after the rectifier blew. The rectifier tested all shorted out.  
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Re: ARCHING RECTIFIER TUBE -
Reply #1 - 09/21/08 at 17:40:13
 
Riviera,

Call Steve.  This is a job for Deckertman!  He'll know. . . he'll fix.
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