Hi folks! Anybody here has racked some ward beck module with a +/- 24v PSU instead of +/- 25 volts ??
i'm about to rack some m460b and m470a modules, i know they run on +/-25v, but i have acess to a realy good +/- 24v PSU. and to get
+/-25v, i would need to order another power transformer.
Looking at the schematic i see there is some kind of regulation on the board wich drops down the 25v to +/-18v ( +/-21v on the m460b) but on the m470 i see r134 and r137 drops it to +/- 24 volts to feed Q6-Q9 ...
could i use 24 volts instead of 25v? or if i do, should i bypass these 2 resistors and straight feed +/- 24 volts.
Thanks alot for your input, i'm not enough knowledgeable in electronics to be sure about this one.
I agree with SP2015 that the difference between 24V and 25V is unlikely to be significant in this situation. Furthermore, it seems unlikely that getting 25V out of your unidentified "really good" power supply involves a new transformer. Unless it is designed right up at the limits of the transformer in which case it isn't "really good".
(i said "very good" for me cause i already used them and they are well
built, small and easy to work with. )
I spoke to Ruel (awesome customer service btw) and he said he supplies the kit with a 18-0-18 transformer wich should be good for +/- 24v but might be on the limit for 25v. i would need to find a 22-0-22 and put bigger heatsinks.
back to the m470 schematic, there is a resistor that drops the 25v to 24volts ( r134 and r137, the last booster amp still uses +/- 24volt) should i just bypass them? or else it would probably drop my 24v to 23v, and maybe it would compromise the dynamic range a little?
I haven't looked at the schematic, but I wouldn't just bypass them. If you decide you need to take them out, you should replace them with 10ohm resistors of the same wattage and type, and stand them off the board a bit if they are not already like that. These will help prevent serious board damage in the event that the o/p amp fails.
Just use that psu !
Do not bother about the 1v difference as the regulation does not care at all and the modules will not fully load the +/- 24VDC power supply.
Do not care any further. Connect the psu and enjoy your Ward Beck modules.
They deserve it....