[time-nuts] Ref. the Power Line filters !
phill.r1 at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 22 10:19:57 UTC 2009
Its certainly not restricted to the Solartron 7150, I have had the same result with an HP 436A (late model) which has an "open" power line filter wired directly to the IEC power line socket, and its the "Rifa" 250 volt AC rated capacitor, which sits across the power line that fails in a very dramatic and smelly manner. This depositing a nasty brown residue around the area. Perhaps the comment regarding the peak line voltage in the UK may be relevant. I have also had the same experience with Farnell SWMP units that have the same type of capacitor across the line input.
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