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BE AM6A power supply

Another picture from my collection, this one is the back side of a power supply module from a Broadcast Electronics AM6A transmitter:

Bang!

Bang!

It happened during power up from 1 KW to 5 KW and it was quite loud, as I was standing right next to the transmitter.  The exploded part is a 0.1 uf capacitor that looks like an add on.  In fact, some of the other power supplies don’t have it.  It also took out the 20 amp slow blow fuse.

I like the exploded look of the board, kind of like on The Road Runner, when Wyle E. Coyote looks into a box and something explodes.

This is the only problem I have had with this particular transmitter.

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