Re: Hello from newcomer Fabio Trevisan - My first Tek Scope 464 + DM44

Fabio Trevisan

Hello Dave,
Just to let you know that I just ordered that HV transformer from Sphere.
It's shipping to my in-law's in Toronto, and she will be coming down to
Brazil in 2 weeks time.
The transformer costed 40% of what I paid for the whole 464... but heck...
I couldn't give up at this point.
I want to have a Tek scope and this is the first time I had chance to buy
one at
an affordable price.
So be it... it ended up not being a bargain, but it will still be cheap for
Brazilian standards.
I only hope that the CRT is not so worn out and that it will last enough
for my hobbyist use.

Talking about the CRT... I`ll reply to your answer on my other thread, on
this subject.
I want to explore what are my chances of rejuvenating this CRT.



2016-10-05 1:16 GMT-03:00 David @DWH [TekScopes] <

On Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:33:48 -0300, you wrote:

The HV transformer... between the HV winding (Cathode & PDA supply) and
600V bias winding...
Cold, it already measures 10~15uA under 3kV (A WARNING SIGN)
Hot...enter the Drum Roll... 400uA!!! and my test HV supply sags to 1500V!
It didn't take all the heating above to present the increased leakage...
Leakage skyrocketed after about 40 deg celsius.

So... I think I (we) have a culprit!!!
At 400uA, this leakage alone is taking up 200% of the current actually
drawn by the HV circuit under normal operation.
That is a bummer. I try to rule out everything else which is what you
did before getting to the more difficult to test and replace

Usually the transformers fail in a more definitive way.

P.S. I didn't have to resort to my Kenwood's HV supply...
I found a broken mosquito zapper (HV racket) hanging around (the racket
bent and shorting).
It delivers about 3200V from 2 x AA batteries and it's safe (not connected
to mains and low power)
That is a great idea.

So I think now I`ll have to order one transformer from
I see that Sphere has NOS (new old stock) 120-0909-01 transformers in
stock. I checked QService and they do not have any.

The $65 price from Sphere for the transformer is greater than some
past 464 and 466 sales on Ebay.

Posted by: David <@DWH>

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