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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 05:31:24 PM »
Hi Tech 20 & welcome to the forum. Have you tried:  Digikey, Farnell or RS components ? They all sell filters that will do the job.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2015, 05:41:29 PM »
Hi Tech12 and thanks for the suggestion.

I have accounts with them all and spent some time online but most of them are much thicker than the original and there is little space inside the motor housing. Awaiting response from machine manufacturer and as a last resort I think that the original manufacturer whose name is on it is still in existence so will be trying them on Monday. Having spent 40 years as a design engineer I have amassed the necessary class X & Y caps and could at a pinch get the inductors and make my own but by the time I have done this and potted it its probably not worth my time. I perhaps need to search a but harder but "the Governor" has more jobs for me to do today so will park it for the time being.

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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2015, 05:48:28 PM »
Hi: No problem, we're here to help.
Just been thinking, you might be better looking at somewhere like HSCL or Qtex for a good match.


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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2015, 05:55:40 PM »
Many thanks. Will try later but if I want to watch the GP tomorrow I have to do other stuff now ;-) . The filter is electrically a bog standard filter its just the housing that's shaped in such a way to fit a circular housing. I'm sure I'll sort it. Again thanks.


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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2015, 06:08:13 PM »
Home spares are listing quite a few filters, at least 1 looks to be the size of a largeish radial cap.

Have a good weekend. If you need more info on it, let me know & I'll take a look.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2015, 11:58:03 PM »
Sorry Tech 20, I misread what you'd written. Home spares do sell VAX parts so would be well worth you contacting them.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2015, 12:20:04 AM »
I wouldnt bother going to Vax for parts, they wont know what a 121 is! The company isnt the same now sadly
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2015, 12:55:26 AM »
RS components

I've used them for the Omron relays, DIN rail and 4001 back EMF protection diodes when I have done EU light conversions on Ford Mustangs. Good firm, they have almost everything.

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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2015, 12:57:34 AM »
My stepdads got loads of old 70s/80s rs components stuff,  from back when he built a computer  properly,  not just plug the parts together.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2015, 01:07:11 AM »
In their day RS were the spares supplier that every other supplier aspired to be. When I started in the Electronic repair trade at the tender age of 15,  virtually everything we sourced whether it be components or tools & test equipment came from RS.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2015, 03:15:53 PM »
My father now 83 used to buy all of his stuff from RS but they are not the company they were. I have components coming out of my ears having been in the industry myself for 40 years. I used to design power supplies and then microcomputers in the days when the 6502 was new. This filter is not complex electrically at all and I have already identified a few options. Its the shape and size that's the issue as its only 20mm thick. Photos attached.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2015, 05:11:14 PM »
Hey beko:  Did you keep the filter you took out of your 121 ?.
If your not going to use it, I'm sure tech 20 could put it to good use.
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2015, 07:16:00 PM »
No,  sorry,  it went in the bin.  Should have kept it,  tech20 would be welcome to it!

If I happen upon another one ill let you know
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
Ah well mate, it was worth asking. ;)
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Re: Vax 121 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2015, 10:44:11 PM »
That's a shame. Never mind. If I do find either a suitable replacement or the original company still has the ability to make them I will report back guys. Thanks.

 

 

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