Re: TDS794D, alleged shorted power supply?
Do you have or have access to a metered Variac? If you do connect it and start with low voltage and watch the current meter. Be ready on the Variac power switch. Current can come up pretty fast even if there is no short but a short will generally draw a lot of current right away. I would not be too concerned with the seals since this is a "reject". How do you know the line cord is good under load if you haven't powered it up?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Either put it on a metered Variac or dim bulb tester or stick it in a display case.
Of course, I would open it up first and look for any signs of something shorting. Have someone else follow you up, its easy to miss even fairly obvious things.
On 7/28/2020 2:30 PM, Roy Thistle wrote:
I've got this TDS794D in skookum cosmetic shape... that is just daring me to plug it in, and boot it up. Only... the... assumed... "dumpster diver" I got it from claims... "It has a shorted power supply." Further query directed to the dd, did not elucidate significantly.