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I have got my 19 set up and running at last and am now wanting to use it both as a working rally/show exhibit and also for my own enjoyment as an indoor set up.

Could anyone kindly advise me - firstly - what size (as in amp hours etc) 12 v  battery I need and secondly recomend a 240 v AC to 12 v DC converter to use please?

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

All the best,

Kevin.

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Glad to hear its up and running, well done. Officially two 6v batteries with a capacity of between 85 -170 Ah, I run mine from a single 12v 85Ah leisure battery. For a mains power supply I use a 240 -12v caravan transformer, dont be tempted to use a Switch mode PSU as these will trip out on overcurrent when the rotary transfomers start up.

 

PT

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Hi

As noted above, a rotary transformer has a very large start up current , typically 20A, most commercial bench power supplies won't be able to handle this, (in my oppinion) the best way is to run it off batteries. If you go for a Mains PSU, ensure that it is a linear PSU (not switched mode) and use anti surge fuses. When the rotary transformer has started up, the current draw drops dramtically, doen to typically 2 Amps.

Cheers

Richard

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A SMPSU of around 10 amp capability with a 7 Ah SLAB across it works well for my WS19. For home use I recommend a full mains PSU to cut down the dynamotor noise and also preserve it for mobile/portable use.

 

Gordon

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Hi Guys,

Thank you all very much for your detailed informative replies - very much appreciated.

Having given the matter some more thought and bearing in mind my useage of the set ( receive only) I think that the best option for me is to use batteries - a 12v 85ah as PT suggested.

Just for information the set is a mk2 will both English and Russian writting on it.It does work in that it does receive,I cant transmit as I do not have a license and at this moment in time have no plans to get one.

PT - I was pleased to be able to get this set up and running at last - just leaves me with the 209 to get going,in this respect I have been able to locate and speak to the person who modified the set and hopefully he will be able to advise/show me on how to bring it back to a running condition again.

All the best,

Kevin.

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