[volt-nuts] Solartron 7081 .. what to look for

Todd Micallef tmicallef at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 22:55:38 EST 2016


Congratulations on your win.

In addition to what Joe posted, you should change the Schaffner input
filter/selector. Going through my notes, I am pretty sure I got the
replacement from Digikey, PN# 817-1167-ND. I think the voltage selector
inside has different voltages than the original and the original one can be
swapped into it. It is not necessary to get it to work. It is just a matter
of 220V -vs- 230V IIRC.

The input cable connector part numbers were listed here

I have the complete set of cables that came with the 7061 plus an
additional cable from ebay. I can take some pictures for you to get an idea
of how they were made.

KO4BB has some good downloads regarding some modifications to the 7081.
David Partridge (another volt-nut) has a web page describing some repairs
here http://www.perdrix.co.uk/Solartron7081/index.htm


On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:53 PM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>

> I just won a Solartron 7081, hopefully did not pay too much.
> I have 30 days ROR.
> Other then the usual things in any used piece of equipment, obvious damage,
> Perfume of Allen Bradly, error messages What are some of the thing I should
> be looking for.
> The bad news is I do not have a cable or key. Is the key needed to take the
> cover off ?
> Someone in the past said the had the key type and a drawing or scan of the
> key
> are you still here ?
> I could coble up a cable to do the basic E/I/R checks or is there someone
> in or near Portland Oregon that has one ?
> Regards
> -pete
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