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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Photogenic PL1250 blowing fuses


Before I send it back to photogenic (Minimum of $100 repair) I wondered if anyone else has run into this issue and whether it's common or easily fixable?

thanks in advance



Dec 21, 2011 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Photogenic PL1250 blowing fuses


Tinkered with electronics hard about 20 years ago. Photo strobe electronics can be dangerous . . . the capacitor that flashes the strobe stores a punch (lethal in some cases). Send it back.


Dec 21, 2011 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Photogenic PL1250 blowing fuses


DonCBradley wrote:
Tinkered with electronics hard about 20 years ago. Photo strobe electronics can be dangerous . . . the capacitor that flashes the strobe stores a punch (lethal in some cases). Send it back.


I'm no stranger to that though. I occasionally work on vacuum tube guitar amps that utilize 500v-600v capacitors.



Dec 21, 2011 at 08:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Photogenic PL1250 blowing fuses


took it apart, didn't see any obvious blown parts which means it's probably a leaky capacitor (just a guess).

I'm going to send it in. I guess if the repair is under $200 it's still worth it.



Dec 22, 2011 at 12:19 PM





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