Re: AMECO AC-1 issues

John Lonigro


If you do a Google search on Ameco AC-1 schematic, you'll find a schematic someone posted.  On it, he mentions the secondary is 200-300 volts center tapped at 50-100 ma.  On a different schematic, I saw the filter capacitor is rated at 450 volts, so you know the filtered DC must be less than that, probably quite a bit less. Hope this helps.

Out of curiosity, how were you able to blow the transformer?  You'd think the fuse would have blown first.


John AA0VE

On 07/14/2015 11:44 PM, weaselradio1@... [4sqrp] wrote:


I have an AMECO AC-1 that I bought 35 years ago and I am just now trying to see if it can be used. Unfortunately, I let the magic smoke out of the power transformer tonight. I really hate to give up on a toy, but does anyone know what the secondary windings output voltages might be and more to the point, where one of these puppies can be procured. I'm betting its toast, and I need to start looking for an alternative transmitter. Any help out there?

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