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Varmint XL-1000, Smoked Transformers?

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by LeapFrog, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. LeapFrog

    LeapFrog Sr. Member

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    I recently picked up this Varmint XL-1000 amplifier, the transformers are covered in a tar like substance, I hope it's not the varnish from the windings!
    I even see some wires coated with this gunk/tar!
    Have you ever seen this kind of gunk before?
    What do you think?

    I'm going to try to disconnect a few things and I've got put a fuse in it to eventually see if I can measure some taps or Ohm out some windings.
    It's got some nice n' heavy iron in there, just hope I don't have to rewind it!



    Edit: I'll upload some photos from the underside.

    Thanks
     

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    Pics from the underside!
    It's gonna need a once-over for sure, lol!
    BBQ! :p
     

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    Somebodies' video of the fan and so forth.
     
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    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Good way to shorten a screw driver.
     
  8. LeapFrog

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    Yeah I'm in over my head on this one. It looks like Bar-B-Q, none of the other Varmint amps I've seen online appear to have this goop on them, but I "like to swim" anyways, what better way to learn?
     
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