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  1. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    My SumR transformer seems OK. I have not run it under load yet. They seem well built and delivery was under 2 weeks at least to the US.
  2. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I hooked my completed kgsshv onboard final version power supply to its SumR transformer this evening and fired it up one circuit at a time. Everything looks good. + / - 453 VDC on the high voltage outputs and + / - 15.0 VDC on the low voltage. I could not measure the bias as my meter only goes to 500VDC. No sparks or smoke though.
  3. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I think the device labels on the lower A970/MPSW56 pair are reversed on the ampv15 board. They don't agree with the previous version. The upper pair look OK.
  4. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Kevin - In the latest revision, pin 3 of the OP27 is shown as connecting to the 0.1uF cap that previously was to ground. Is this still to ground ? Are you essentially just grounding pin 3 from the previous version? Thanks.
  5. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    The PCB version that I was looking at only had half the transistors labeled, so I assumed that they were the same in each pair. Good to know not to build it. I removed the schematic so that no one else does either. Thanks for the updated version.
  6. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I put together a schematic for the kgss amp circuit using dual transistors in the early gain stages as per Kevins's post a few pages back. I think its correct based on the pcb post and earlier schematics for the single device circuit.
  7. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Spritzer - In your experience with this offboard amp, are there areas that are particularly prone to problems ? I am guessing that the high voltage 4686 and 1968 transistors leads would be a problem shorting to the rear of the board or the heatsink where they bend under the board. I was considering slipping some teflon tubing over the leads before soldering them to the pcb to help prevent accidental shorts. Any other areas of concern ? Thanks
  8. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I have some blank 2oz copper boards, so I will etch a pair of prototypes and see if they work.
  9. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Here it is with a ground plane also with good trace clearances.
  10. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    What about something like this? With a ground plane of course. A bit larger at 7.5 X 4.5 , but with better clearances for traces. I can get 50 of these made for less tha $20 each with 2 oz. copper on FR4.
  11. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Carification, the amp boards would be the offboard variety.
  12. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I am considering getting some kgsshv board sets made. To keep costs down, I would like to order in quantity and distribute the excess to the group at my cost. I can get the final version of the onboard mini power supply board in quantities of 25 for about $30 each. I would also like to get 50 of the latest amp board, preferably the one that allows dual transistors, made as well. Kevin, if you could provide the gerber files, I will get a quote on these as well. I anticipate the total cost for the 3 board set to be about $80 plus shipping. To keep the logistics as simple as possible on my end, I would like to limit individual shipments to the US. If someone outside of the US wants to get multiple sets and then redistribute locally, that would be great. Is there enough interest in the group to justify getting 25 board sets made? Please post here if you would be interested so I can decide whether to procede.
  13. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Kevin - Are the gerber files available ? The onboard PS version that I have is 8e and looks to be about 7.5 X 9 inches. If a simple voltage divider off of the positive voltage works, that indeed would be much simpler. Thanks.
  14. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    Here is a KGSSHV onboard power supply board design modified to include both normal and pro bias outputs. I moved things around a bit so that everything would fit on an 8 X 8 board. I have removed the ground plane from the second picture to make the rest of the circuit more visible.
  15. demented badger

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    It is big. Five inches in diameter by three inches thick and weighs 9 pounds.
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