[volt-nuts] Solartron 7061 help request (eeprom?) (Fred Schneider)

Marvin Gozum Marvin.Gozum at jefferson.edu
Fri Mar 2 16:07:23 UTC 2012

Thanks Fred and Bill.

Yes, that's why I asked, if the power draw isn't so high, then 'running hot' suggests its deliberate lack of thermal sinking, and that's not the ovenized parts.  I do not know this machines' long term reputation, have they been known to be reliable, 10+ years or so in service?  Too hot to touch is typically over 50C, but the closer it is to 100C or more, as a rule it shortens service lives relative to one kept nearer to 50C.


At 03:14 03/02/2012, Fred Schneider wrote:
I measured it, but I used an Ampere meter. I can not remember for sure how much I measures , because some nerve/brain damage I can not remember numbers, but if we have an archive it must be there because I posted it. Somewhere in 2011 I think. The value was within specs. I think it was less then 150 mA at 230V.

On thing that i wondered is why they become so hot. The power consumption is not very high ( compared with an amplifier or so and 40VA is not huge) there are no cooling things like ribs, sinks or fans. 

Good tip about the feet someone gave, mine did not have feet, it was a rack mounted unit, it could be ex belgium militairy. The guy I bought it from sell a lot ex armey stuff and my esi resistors and esi KV devider from him are also belgium army ( they had calibration labels)


Op 2 mrt. 2012 om 03:52 heeft Bill Ezell <wje at quackers.net> het volgende geschreven:

> I've never measured the power consumption, so I can't tell you any more than it's <40VA. :)
> On 02/29/2012 07:01 AM, volt-nuts-request at febo.com wrote:
>> Re: [volt-nuts] Solartron 7061 help request (eeprom?) (Fred Schneider)
> >Hi Bill, do you know what the 7061 power consumption is?
> >The 7061 user manual states < 40VA.  Is that accurate?
> -- 
> Bill Ezell
> ----------
> They said 'Windows or better'
> so I used Linux.

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