[AMRadio] COLLINS KWS 1 power supply questions

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Mon Nov 2 21:17:02 EST 2009

Greg if you replace tube rectifiers with SS plug in units, do remove the 
filament line and take the output from pin 4 in the case of 866s.  Other 
wise you might ruin a transformer someday and you really don't want 
that.  I don't know about the KWS 1, but if the voltage is taken from 
the centertap, it would not be good.


----- Original Message ----- 

> Hi:
> I finished rebuilding the power supply on my new KWS 1.  I have a 
> couple of questions for the group:
> Is there a substitute for the HV fuse in the 2 kvdc line? Is the 
> original still being manufactured?
> I'm going to use solid state plug in diodes instead of the 866A's.  Do 
> I need to disconnect the filament supply to the 866A sockets?
> Thanks
> Greg
> Kinston NC
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