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Carver M 1.0t Capacitors




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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:34 am

Carver M 1.0t Capacitors

Hi! My Carver M 1.0t has developed no sound but a hum on the output. I checked the power supply capacitors and I notoced that the output of the 30 V negative side is not flat but shows a ripple that is reproduced at the output. I am planning to replace the two Rubycon 3300 uF 35 V capacitors. Any good suggestion on brand and type? Nichicon?

I also tested the 110 V 6800 uF caps on the 100 V circuit. These capacitors have three connecting pins. One is to ground, the second is on the 100 V path and the third one does not seem to be connected to anything. Hovered one of the two caps shows the same tension (~ +40 V) both on the second and third pin. The negative side cap does not show tension on the third pin and is slightly higher (~-45 V). Is this normal? In both cases the output is flat. Should I replace these caps? If so with what? It seems hard to find caps with acceptable rating.

Thank you in advance for any advice to restore this great amp!

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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:32 am

Re: Carver M 1.0t Capacitors

Those 3 (or 4) pin caps are just for stability (snap-in) and to minimize installation polarity errors. The third pin isn't connected to anything in the circuit.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:39 am

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