[volt-nuts] Solartron 7081 .. what to look for
David C. Partridge
david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 07:05:53 EST 2016
It turns out that the voltage selectors are mechanically identical, just that they changed the printing to say 230V instead of 220V at the time they homogenised the EU mains voltage standards to 230V (though the tolerances are such that no-one actually changed the supply voltages).
From: volt-nuts [mailto:volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Todd Micallef
Sent: 11 March 2016 03:56
To: Discussion of precise voltage measurement
Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] Solartron 7081 .. what to look for
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 ?
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