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kustom 250 main filters [message #20609] Tue, 13 May 2014 20:25 Go to next message
ihwnine is currently offline  ihwnine
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Registered: September 2012
Location: iowa
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hello looking to up grade my main filters . in my 250 4
are these the same as .the two cans that the power amp transformer runs into
about 4 inches tall .2 inches around.and standing up. thank you much
Re: kustom 250 main filters [message #20631 is a reply to message #20609] Sat, 17 May 2014 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kustom_Bart is currently offline  Kustom_Bart
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Registered: October 2010
Location: Greenville, MichiGUN
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What is wrong with the ones you currently have? If they aren't bad DO NOT mess with them. Kustom amps do not like to be messed with and have parts changed that don't need to be. If you have a blown resistor, repair that one and be done. If you have bad filter caps change them and test and be done. They are not like a tube amps that you just do a whole sale overhaul to. They don't like that type of fiddling with. I have late 60's heads that have never been touched and still rip. They were made with the best parts money could buy.
Re: kustom 250 main filters [message #20634 is a reply to message #20609] Sun, 18 May 2014 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chicagobill
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Registered: April 2003
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To answer your question, the main filter caps are the two large cans that you described. Each one has two screw terminals on the top where the wiring connects them to the circuit.
Re: kustom 250 main filters [message #20638 is a reply to message #20609] Mon, 19 May 2014 06:45 Go to previous message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Registered: June 2004
Location: NY
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Call up Mouser electronics(800 346 6873) and tell the sales person you need a computer grade screw type terminal can cap that size wise is 2.5" in diameter and anywhere from 3.125" to 4.125" tall.
The shorter height size(3.125") will keep you from untwisting the wires that connect to them for more lenght.
It should be 10,000 uf and have a voltage rating of 50 volts minimum, but 75 to 100 will make for longer life.
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