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Amp not powering up

I recently got an alesis ra300 but like many others there was a faulty relay unit. I replaced this with an 8 a instead of the 10 a one. However I think when I replugged the cables I plugged the right input into the output section and vice versa. When I turned it on it started to power up for about 2 seconds before the fuse went. I replaced the fuse and switched the cables to how they should be but it's still not powering up at all now.I'm wondering where the fault may lie is it in the transformer? if so how can I fix this problem?

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Chek transfomer with a multi meter set on continuity,check primary input across wires AMPLIFIER MUST NOT BE PLUGGED INTO WALL SOCKET...check outputs low readings in ohms are good no readings mean open transformer(buggered

I suspect outpuit stage short as this probably buggered relay in first place

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I have an elesis RA 500 it blows the slow blow fuse when i plug it in .any ideas what is wrong?


hi there,
it sounds like the internal transformer has gone.
It's not user replaceable and will require you to take to an electronics store to be repaired.

SAME THING RECENTLY HAPPEN WITH ONE OF MY BITS OF KIT ...... for heavens sake don't just keep changing the fuse time and time again.

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an NPN is tested with the + meter lead on the base , and a PNP transistor with the - lead on the base.
TESTING
base to collector should read .5 to .6 v drop in one direction and open in the other with a digital meter on the diode check function.
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between emitter and collector will read open in both directions.
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testing a mosfet is a different procedure.
a mosfet with k then a number e.g. k135 is a positive device like npn.
a mosfet with j and a number e.g. J50 is a negative device like pnp.
a mosfet reads open source to drain both directions.
for a positive (k number device) the plus meter lead goes on the source.,the black meter lead on the drain. on the diode test function.
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for a p channel mosfet,it checks the same,except that the black meter lead goes on the source and gate .
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15 - 10 Amp - Daytime Running Light Module (Canada)
16 - 20 Amp - Fog Light Indicator
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Amp cuts out after a while


My Alesis SA-300 started the cutting out when at moderate levels some months ago... Well, Radio Shack has instant gratificaion for those who have one in the neighborhood. Part number 275-249 will do the trick!
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062483

I replaced the Dong Woo part with the Radio Shack item and the amp is back to its old self... maybe even a little better. Loud, clean and steady.

Thanks to all you who have contributed to this thread.

Steve

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