Re: Can a Tempest transformer power block be used with a 19V2000?

From: Darren Finck <>
Date: Fri Feb 12 2010 - 11:36:45 EST

This might be a bad idea, but...

I couldn't help but notice that the desired output is about 20% off from the actual output. Would it be possible to tweak the primary side to boost the output? If Tempest is similar to other Atari games, the "violet" voltage selection plug is for 100VAC. Seems to me that if the 100VAC primary taps are intended to produce 50VAC on the secondary, applying 120VAC to it would give you 60VAC output.

I guess the problem might be that now your 6.3VAC filiment voltage is also boosted 20%...


--- On Thu, 2/11/10, Scott Brasington <> wrote:

> From: Scott Brasington <>
> Subject: VECTOR: Can a Tempest transformer power block be used with a 19V2000?
> To:
> Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 4:49 PM
> A long time ago I bought what I
> thought was an asteroids power transformer
> block so that I could build a test bench setup for use with
> a B&W 19V2000
> vector monitor. Today I realized I have a
> Tempest transformer block
> (transformer: A037395) which from Alex's site appears was
> used in Tempest,
> Major Havoc, Gravitar, maybe others?? From
> a quick look at the schems
> it appears the tempest one might output only 50 VAC CT, and
> the asteroids
> type ones output 60 VAC CT.
> My question is, is there a way I can use this tempest
> transformer block to
> power my 19V2000 in an asteroids/asteroids deluxe type
> bench setup? Or
> Do I need to get me an asteroids (or equiv) power block?
> Thanks for any pointers.
> -Scott

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