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Old 31st Jan 2016, 8:53 am   #41
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That looks a whole lot better, I take it you have replaced those dodgy preset pots?
I noticed the latches on the front, I take it the set has a removable lid over the CRT?

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Old 31st Jan 2016, 3:38 pm   #42
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Hi Mark,
I don't think the latches are used to fit an additional filter window. It's more likely a protection panel was supplied with the set to prevent damage to the moulded Perspex CRT safety shield.
The replacement frame linearity controls have solved the picture geometry faults.
Interesting to note that the circuit of the frame timebase output stage in the TT1 is very similar to the frame OP stage in the BRC 3000 series CTV.

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The final stage of the restoration of this interesting receiver will be the provision of a 10.8 volt supply regulator. I have three choices: first, use nine series connected 1.2V 2.5A/hr NiCad cells. The cells can be installed into a box to replicate the original battery pack. The cells function as the voltage regulator when the set is operated on mains and car battery. Second, the all germanium transistor series regulator employing an AD149 transistor. The third option is a modern low dropout device like the LT1033.

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Old 1st Feb 2016, 11:57 pm   #44
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Am I right in thinking that only option #1 allows running from its own internal batteries ? If so then that'd be my choice.

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Hi Jon,
I'm also keen on the first option.
1.2volt 2500mA/H Sanyo NiCad cells are available from Conrad:

http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/c...omSuggest=true

Or from the same firm: NiMh 1.2volt 2400mA/H cells:

http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/c...=detview1&rb=1

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Would one of those Akura DC regs work which they used in various mains/battery colour portables? Malc.
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Hi Malc,
the Baby 10 regulator? It's possible a spare one is out there somewhere. Certainly it would do the job.

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Got one here, yours for the postage if you want it.
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Should have them in stock here if you need one David.
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Hi Bill, Hi Malc,
The TT1 was bought way back in 2005 at the Birmingham NEC. I was rather surprised the lack of interest in the set. Then Akura Baby 10 regulator module was considered at the time as a substitute for the NiCad battery. The idea was to use the set exclusively on the mains, but portability is what this set is all about so I'm still considering the battery option. The Akura regulator could still be incorporated into the circuit. It's a much better option than relying on the batteries doing the 10 volt supply regulation.

The Akura 10 volt regulator was still available in 2005.

Hi John,
presenting the Pye TT1 alongside the famous Masteradio.

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Hi there
The Baby 10 regulator was available in 2005, but the original potted version had been replaced by third party discrete component units using, typically, an IC and a small transformer on similar metalwork. Some of these worked well and some didn't. The advantage of one of these is that you could open it up and experiment.
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Hi Glyn,
I'm assuming that the Baby 10 regulator delivers an output of 10 volts, but does it?

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Good question. I don't think it did - I seem to remember it would give a stable output of around 11.6v and would do so with an input very close to that. Some of the alternatives wouldn't do that and would switch off if the battery voltage fell below 12v.
Goodness knows what was in the original three-pin block!
Baby 10, of course, refers to the screen size.
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There was an article in Televison magazine May 1996 about the Nikkai Baby 10 colour TV regulator and how to build an equivalent using only a few components.

Download a scan of the article here: http://www.digifixltd.co.uk/pdf/NikkaiBaby10Switch.pdf

Since that article is now nearly 20 years old, I don't know if all the parts are still available to build it, but if they are, it should be easy. The Baby 10 regulator gives an output of 10.9v which should be OK for your Pye TT1.
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There is a KT-706 DC-DC converter available on ebay that uses the same IC with almost identical circuit.
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Old 6th Feb 2016, 7:34 pm   #56
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Link to a vendor in Taiwan: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Switch...UAAMXQLw1Rzudg

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