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Blows Fuses Philips 27PT5441/37 Blows Fuses. Posts suggest some kind of "PTC" device. If this is the surge MOV protector it is not the cause of the problem in this case. Are there other known issues with this model that cause the blown fuse issue?

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  • jhair543 Feb 25, 2009

    The cause has been discovered to be a poorly designed Deguasing Circuit. The Positive Temperature Thermistor in this circuit had been employed as a dual 3 ohm thermister package running in a parallel configuration of its internal thermistor disks. Removing one of the thermistor disks inside that 3 legged device and connecting only one of them has solved the over current issue. The dequasing circuit still works sufficiently and the fuse no longer blows.



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They have so many reasons why blown fuses in TV... all you have to do is to check the shorted semiconductor like regulator and drivers..


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Hey Laduell,

Before anything else, it's probably best to explain the differences between power surges and flux. Power surges (also called voltage or electrical spikes) are generally caused by a sudden, massive increase or decrease in the voltage flowing through an electrical circuit. Flux, on the other hand, can be defined as the actual voltage flowing through a circuit at any given time.

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Hi there!

Dead short in the power supply, possibly the rectifier or the PTC has failed. PTC located in the Primary supply at the point where the coil around the tube plugs into the Main board. Two terminals to be exact. Normally cream in colour if it is an original Philips PTC. If the rectifier is short you may expect to have more items blown. Good Luck, Regards, JUS004

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Philips 27pt5441/37

Hi there!
Dead short either in the power supply or rectifier, or PTC faulty.
PTC is cream in colour close to the mains on/off switch. Regards, JUS004

Mar 22, 2008 | Philips 27PT5441 27" TV

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