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Need to identify resistor in power suply...burnt up and cant read the color bands

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  • bassman1117 Nov 13, 2010

    the resistor is r30 on the board... i just dont have a shematic...and it is not conected to fets....i was mistaken...its not on the power supply..but between main output + and - spkr terminal

  • bassman1117 Nov 13, 2010

    this is the only resistor in paralell with the speaker outputs ...what is the purpose of this resistor and what if i just take it out??

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It is very difficult to determine what resistor you need, bearing in mind that you say it is a resistor in the power supply. If you mean that it is a gate resistor (these are the resistors connected to the gate terminal of the power supply FET's) then usually these are between 27-120 ohm. However, normally there are more than one of these resistors as there will be more than one FET. Have a look and see if there is a resistor connected to exactly the same pin on another FET and see what value that is. If it is a single resistor on its own somewhere on the board it is going to be extremely difficult to tell what resistance it originally was.

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  • Kevin Penn Nov 13, 2010

    If it is a direct resistor in paralell with the speaker outputs then it would only be very low, probably around 4-8 ohms, but you have to make sure that the resister can handle the wattage. Check to see if there are any other resistors that connect in parallel to the speaker outputs and see what they are. One of two things will happen if you get the wrong resistor, it will either get very hot and burn out or it will reduce speaker quality. I cant see it being a very high resistance due to heat, the more resistance you add, the more heat will be produced.



    Hope this helps

  • Kevin Penn Nov 13, 2010

    The purpose of this resistor is to regulate the output impedence to the speakers. Without it you will basically have no resistance to excess current flowing to the speaker, very bad! If it is a single resistor that connects to ALL the speaker outputs then it is designed to be a resistance value equal to or greater than the total speaker impedence. For instance 4 speakers at 4 ohm impedence will require a 16 ohm resistor but need to be quite high wattage to avoid heat. The way I would tackle this is try and get the same physical size resistor and start at about 8 ohms. If it gets too hot, drop to a 4 ohm resistor. If it still gets too hot, try a larger wattage resistor and see how that goes. I have seen resistors as low as 1 ohm used in say a 100w amp, so I am thinking this is on the same sort of scale

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