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Paging Michael Samra - re. McIntosh MX110 capacitors

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Posted on January 3, 2017 at 08:41:59
Paul Kehayas
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The other thread got a bit unruly and I really need some help with this. Would like to get advice as to what I need to do here with the MX110 referenced in the other thread?
To recap -

C115 is original.
C116 was replaced with a 40/40/40/40uf 350V Mallory by the recent tech last month. It says it should be 50/50/50/50 200V. Is this wrong what he did?
C117 had the 1000uf half fail and was replaced by a cap underneath for that section. This probably needs replacing.

What kind of caps do I need for each and you did mention replacing diodes. What ones and where do they go?

Thank you for your help!


Paul

 

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RE: Paging Michael Samra - re. McIntosh MX110 capacitors, posted on January 3, 2017 at 22:13:47
Michael Samra
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C116 was replaced with a 40/40/40/40uf 350V Mallory by the recent tech last month. It says it should be 50/50/50/50 200V. Is this wrong what he did?

NO,as long as you go higher in voltage,you are fine..He should have stated with the quad 50uf capacitance value tho.You say that cap was replaced last month but they haven't made Mallory twist-loc caps in years.That would to be a new old stock cap,or a used cap..Either way,it's questionable.
The diodes you want to use are the 4 amp 600v schotkys and they go in place of the diodes that come off the high voltage secondary. I sent you an email.

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