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  1. Thanks. Did Solder successfully. Followed advice above. Took a lot of heat but all worked afterwards. Will think about crimping for next time Probably with a quality crimping tool... Thanks again.
  2. Thanks..was thinking that soldering was used for a reason in the original design. Replacing original with Solid State 50A original was 35A. Appreciate the advice. Steve
  3. I need to replace a module type 35A ( or maybe 50A ) bridge rectifier in a salt chlorinator power unit. Old one is soldered. A lot of heat was required to melt the solder on the old one due to the bulky cables used. Just concerned about applying too much heat when re attaching. Am wondering if it is advisable to use female spades or is soldering the only option? Thanks Steve
  4. If no one buys entire collection... could I have : Gary Numan The Best of Gary Numan $5.00 Radiohead Kid A $5.00 Radiohead Hail to the Thief $5.00 Radiohead In Rainbows $7.00 Gatefold Card Edition Foldout Radiohead Pablo Honey $5.00 Nirvana In Utero $5.00 Thanks
  5. I am using iPad. I gave up on 8 Player..then tried: PlayerXtreme mconnect Free mconnectHD Currently use mcontrol HD ( mainly from NAS to UEMegabooms via iPad ) Had to pay a small fee for some but have a look around at reviews and experiment with a few and see how you go. Interested if you find anything better than mcontrol HD for the price. Too bad JRiver don't do a cut down version for this sort of usage on the likes of iPad etc
  6. Item: CD's Location: Sydney 2118 Price: $8 each including postage ( or $6 each if picked up ) Item Condition: New Reason for selling: Clearing excess Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, money transfer Extra Info: Pick up welcome or post within Aust. Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening Madonna - MDNA Metallica - Six Feet Down Under EP Nina Simone - The Platinum Collection Sheryl Crow - Detours
  7. Thanks for responding. I bought a card reader/writer this a few hours ago that took the Smart media card. Have just copied over the firmware and updated the Roland successfully only 15 mins ago. It was a generic 52 in 1 usb card reader.
  8. Have a Fuji Film Smart Media card that I want to put some firmware on to update a Roland MC909. Having trouble getting a smart media card reader writer to do the job. Have bought off ebay but although the ad claims they do smart media an adapter is needed. Anyone know of a brand that definitely does handle these old memory cards? Preferably USB based.
  9. Off topic? OP contained the following: "Also I am looking to put a considerable solar system on the roof (~5-8kW) again thinking from an audio perspective am I better of trying to put that power back into the grid and draw it back, or should I opt for a battery storage system and go that way." As to the article from Choice's accuracy I guess its up to the reader to weigh it up.
  10. Just throwing this into the mix...maybe this is worth a read (especially the comments) about Tesla storage batteries... https://www.choice.com.au/home-improvement/energy-saving/solar/articles/tesla-powerwall-payback-time
  11. As per Pete.. If you can find the specs on the Nippon, try and: 1. Choose the same value 2. At least the same voltage maybe go up a little if physically possible. 3. Same ripple voltage or better 4. Same ESR value or close to it especially for sensitive equipment 5. Same TAN theta value as close. 6. Same or better max temp rating ( and min temp if you plan to go to the snow ) 6. Same physical size or maybe a little bigger if it fits . But the container shape and size has a slight effect on the specs. Basically most the manufactures publish their specs. Try and get as close as possible to the original to avoid possible intermittent problems. Only Nippon types seem to be on ebay out of China.. eg. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sale-1-X-Nippon-50V10000UF-Snap-In-LOW-ESR-For-AUDIO-Capacitors-NEW-10000uF-50V-/181208484625?hash=item2a30de0b11:g:ErgAAOxyuMVSDG4D Besides RS ( at Smithfield ) you could try Element14 ( they also ship and you can collect if you are near Chester Hill ) Good luck
  12. Ok just to finish off this topic...the caps did the job..caps $9. Lessons...some of the plastic locking clips that retain the cables are very fragile mainly near the hot areas. Not really recommending this for anyone not familiar with equipment repair and the need to be cautious and observe all relevant safety precautions. Thanks for everyone's advice.
  13. Ended up getting Panasonic EEU-TP1V471B ALUMINUM ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR, 470UF 35V 12.5mm x 20mm. It was the closest available for ESR, Ripple etc to the original and had a high temp rating, would physically fit (just) and was in stock at E14.
  14. If I was cynical ....this may be how in built obsolescence is built into products....have a couple of lower spec'd parts that will almost certainly fail after warranty / fail first. Make sure the expensive parts of the gear is relatively robust...easy low cost repair and keeps the cash flow going...
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