Hi, I just bought this power supply model #PS-36 KX.I have been using it with a Texas Star 400watt cb amp.I only use the amp on medium which pusses 300 watts.But today it had the power protection alarm start going off and the meter run to 16 watts on the power supply and will not go off.If with nothing hooked up to it as soon as you cut it on the light and alarm go off and the meter runs up to 16 watts.Do you have any idea what I have done?Any info would be very greatful! Thanks Jeff
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Usually, this indicates an overload condition. I have a Pyramid 35 amp supply that has no green light but uit does have a red light and an irritating little beeper that the instruction book says is activiated when power draw approaches 90% of rated output. (Why not call it a 30 amp supply if you can't use the full 35???) Enough editorializing. You don't say if the supply actually works, just that the light changes color. If it doesn't work at all, I would start with checking the diode bridge for a blown or leaking diode. If one is bad, it can output enough to drive an LED but fail anything else. If these are good, check the filter capacitor. If this is bad, the hum could concievably confuse the regulator circuit. Next, I would check what ever voltage regulator it has in it. I can't comment on specifics as there are many schemes that can be used. My unit, for example, is like a mouse driving an elephant. It has a small 723 regulator IC, (Aprox. 100ma output), controling 4 large TO-3 pass transistors driven by a 36 volt 40 amp transformer to boil it all down to an adjustable 12 to 15 volts.
The bottom line is without knowing if the unit is puting out or not and not having it in my hand to look at, this is the best I can do. I hope it helps.
THE BEEPS INDICATE THAT THE OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION IS ACTIVATED,DO NOT HOOK UP ANY THING TO THAT POWER SUPPLY!!!OR THE FULL UNREGULATED VOLTAGE (20-30 VOLTS)WILL PASS FROM THE SHORTED REGULATOR TRANSISTORS TRHU YOUR GALAXY AND FRY IT.GET IT TESTED BY A PRO,USUALLY THE REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR POWER SUPPLY ARE DIRT CHEAP.
Hi! I saw your question, and maybe this will help. I also have a Texas Star 100w amp, and this same power supply. Even though the nominal draw for your equipment is way below the rated amp flow of the power supply, when you key up, and the output on the amp is at max, you are drawing the limit of your power supply! Try running this setup at a lower linear output. You don't need the full 100 watts to get out! 60-80 watts is aplenty! You should start at a low output, and slowly increase the output(while keyed up), untill the power supply starts to complain.(buzzer/light). This is what your limit will be. The only other cure, is a MUCH bigger power supply. Unfortunately, I cannot afford a 60-90 amp supply, so this is what I am forced to do to use the one we have. Also,keep your cb's output very low when using the linear amp. These amps are supposed to get a low signal from your radio, or the linear amp is overdriven. (noisy and unstable. Hope this helps you! 73's to you! jimsjinx