[volt-nuts] Fluke 731B parts xref
cbrown at woods.net
Thu Nov 22 02:53:10 UTC 2012
On 11/21/12 5:04 PM, WB6BNQ wrote:
> A serious question ! Out of curiosity, why are you changing all these diodes as
> it is unlikely that they would all fail at the same time. Do you know for
> certain that they and the other parts are bad ?
The delta pot is flat out broken, the tail end is broken off. Turns
counter looks OK though.
The power switch is broken off.
The power and adjust board has been /worked on/. Resistors and diodes
replaced, etc. Based on the workmanship, I trust this about as far as I
can throw my truck.
The hard fail is the UV pot, could not find a xref and didn't know about
the original unit to guess about a modern equiv.
> The only output on the 731B that has current capability is the 10 volt output.
> All the other voltages are delveloped via resistive dividers and will not handle
> any loading. I.E., they were made to drive a very high impedance, like a Fluke
> 845 null meter. Generally, 1.xxx voltage outputs are useless these days unless
> you have some "Standard Cells" laying around.
I am aware of the output capability, this is my second 731B.
I have null meters and a pair of 752 dividers that need a standard cell
or suitable substitute to calibrate the input.
> The TD8253 diodes can be replaced with 1n4148 or 1n4448 (preferred) diodes.
> For the 1N967B, it is available and here is a web address for that:
> As for the FET current limiter, that is going to be a little more tricky. No
> idea about a replacement at this point. You could just use a resistor of the
> right value to limit the current through the zener. That particular stage is
> just a "pre" regulator to provide roughly 17 volts to the real action further
> down stream. Yes, having a more stable 17 volts is better. The purpose of CR10
> is to force a fixed amount of current through CR11 irrespective of input voltage
> variations; within reason of course. A number of parameters would have to known
> to find a suitable replacement. But, again, this is not a real critical circuit.
> In the case of the Bourns' pot, any modern replacement part that may be fitted is
> going to run more than $30. What makes you think the pot is bad ? ? ?
> Good luck with the project,
> Christopher Brown wrote:
>> Just picked up a 731B that turned out to be in a bit less than ideal shape.
>> It has been broken, repaired and then broken again.
>> I need to replace a number of bits, and am having trouble xrefing a few.
>> The UV pot, listed as 3509S9-502, may be bournes 3509S-9-502 but cannot
>> find the part or a data sheet.
>> Switch,toggle MSTL206N (locking on/off switch)
>> On the power and adjust board
>> CR5-CR9, diode, Si,hi-speed switch TD8253
>> CR10, diode,FET,current regulator E505
>> CR11 diode, zener, 18v 1N967B seems to be discontinued. Is fairchild
>> 1N5248B a suitable replacement.
>> Anyway, if anyone can point me at suitable replacements or sources it
>> would be a great help.
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