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Old 6th Nov 2018, 10:08 pm   #1
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Default Rectifier wanted Westinghouse FC124

Looking for a old none working or working doesnt matter westinghouse metal plate rectifier for my hacker mayflower rv14, it will be changed to diodes etc, so unimportant if working or not. Mines been removed and replaced with a little rs unit which i want to put back to the stock look. Thank you in advance
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 10:50 pm   #2
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Hi
Is this what you are looking for. Please send me a PM if this might be suitable.
Cheers.
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 1:37 am   #3
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No it’s more a flat block 1/2 inch thick by about 23” long
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 7:32 am   #4
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No its more a flat block 1/2 inch thick by about 23 long
23 inches seems surprisingly long?
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 8:56 am   #5
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2 - 3 inches long
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 9:43 am   #6
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Hi Gents, from memory this looked like a small U shaped channel with fixings at each end and filled with epoxy, 2 or more solder terminals sticking out of the epoxy.

If one cannot be found it could easily be faked, even have the Si diodes etc put inside.

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Old 9th Nov 2018, 10:12 am   #7
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Looks a bit like this
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FC124....Thread title?

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Old 9th Nov 2018, 11:18 am   #9
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Yes the one pictures is a Siemens one just to show the size , I’m out of the country until Wednesday so cannot take the actual picture of the Westinghouse one till then
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 12:03 pm   #10
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Ah, OK, the slab type contact cooled Se unit, a bit bigger that the one I thought of.
Used in a lot of 50's TV's

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Thread title corrected.
RV14 manual says EC1, RV20 says FC124
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There's an underchassis pic here:

http://www.richardsradios.co.uk/mayflower.html
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I've done many RV14 sets, and I think I've only ever seen one EC1 type. All the others were FC124. I'm glad that I have seen one with an EC1, as it explained what the extra holes in the chassis were for

Somewhere on the forum is a post from me showing how to re-stuff them. Just to add to that, I used a 33 ohm resistor for that one but subsequently found that higher values are better - start with 47 ohms and perhaps go to 68 ohms. The reason that I arrived at 33 ohms with that one is because the smoothing/reservoir cap was a bit leaky and dragging down the HT (now re-stuffed).
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I have one spare you can have if it's the right one, will post a pic later.
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Old 10th Nov 2018, 1:55 am   #15
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Hi.
I have the right one, it has the Westinghouse logo and states FC124 on it.
so no need for a picture.
Packed and ready to go in the post FOC when you get back and PM me your address.
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I've done many RV14 sets, and I think I've only ever seen one EC1 type. All the others were FC124. I'm glad that I have seen one with an EC1, as it explained what the extra holes in the chassis were for

Somewhere on the forum is a post from me showing how to re-stuff them. Just to add to that, I used a 33 ohm resistor for that one but subsequently found that higher values are better - start with 47 ohms and perhaps go to 68 ohms. The reason that I arrived at 33 ohms with that one is because the smoothing/reservoir cap was a bit leaky and dragging down the HT (now re-stuffed).
Have you got any voltage measurements off the transformer and rectifier written down mark, just as you know there are no voltages on the schematics for the rv14?
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Just incase anyone else is wondering about size of rectifier etc in the future. Pictures attached.
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Have you got any voltage measurements off the transformer and rectifier written down mark, just as you know there are no voltages on the schematics for the rv14?
Mines showing 301v at rectifier
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