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In my experience, the Big Cap is very tough. Doesn't mean it can fail, but I have only replaced one, and it popped because it was in the way when I dropped an un isolated screwdriver into the exciter while testing in under load. My bad.After re reading Peavpv write up should we be worried about that what I think is that great big capacitor? It is next to the fried transformer.
Detail pictures of the pcb so we can zoom in on the parts....
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JUst discovered this The part number on the cover, in the left picture is right. Its for the cover itself. Just looked it up.
One number on the cover and another on the side of the exciter..
Should they both be the same number?
Just maybe a clue that the unit was a swap before or after the gen not running on the gen side.
The NSN was issued in 1968. We started to recive them here in Germany in 1974. Or that's when I saw them for the first time. The first issues went to State side units. We got our 60 KW's in 74 in any case.One thing to remember:
The MEP 00x Series came into service in the 1960's
In our instance, those voltage regulators we have been asked to rebuilt / trouble shoot were indeed 40+ years old and were in service in Vietnam
I am sure Guy can tell us exactly of what year they came into service.
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