DIYAPASON-L Digest #115 - Wednesday, June 21, 2000
 
Chimes
  by "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net>
Re: Chimes Capacitors!
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Chimes
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Chimes Capacitors!
  by "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net>
 

(back) Subject: Chimes From: "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 12:07:02 -0500 (EST)   I have a set of class A chimes I want to install on an old chime keyboard for now. Does anyone have an originial manual that could be copied on the class A chimes?   Also, on my chime keyboard, there is a paper capacitor for each note (.02, 600V). What is the function of these capacitors? Do they need to be changed? I can't seem to find these capacitors new anywhere.   Thanks,   Jim Turner    
(back) Subject: Re: Chimes Capacitors! From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 13:32:25 EDT   > I have a set of class A chimes I want to install on an old chime keyboard for now. Does anyone have an originial manual that could be copied on the class A chimes? > Also, on my chime keyboard, there is a paper capacitor for each note (.02, 600V). What is the function of these capacitors? Do they need to be changed? I can't seem to find these capacitors new anywhere. > Thanks, > Jim Turner >>   Hello Jim:   The caps were used to supress the induced current spike coming back from = the chime action magnets. Modern circuits would put a diode at the magnet and =   the caps would not be needed. On the old electronic chime keyboards the = caps were used to prevent key clicks so you will find them there also.   Many thanks again for providing the Spencer Manual and I hope you are = selling a lot of them to offset the copying costs. (If anyone on this list has = not bought one to help understand their blower, do so, the manual is great.)   Regards,   Al Sefl  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Chimes From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 10:32:29 -0700   The capacitors are used for spark suppression, to keep the contacts from burning. They might also provide a modicum of 'pop' suppression for audio gear. They might not need to be changed.   At 12:07 06/21/2000 -0500, james turner wrote: >I have a set of class A chimes I want to install on an old chime >keyboard for now. Does anyone have an originial manual that could be >copied on the class A chimes? > >Also, on my chime keyboard, there is a paper capacitor for each note >(.02, 600V). What is the function of these capacitors? Do they need to >be changed? I can't seem to find these capacitors new anywhere. > >Thanks, > >Jim Turner > > >DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own >Residence Pipe Organs. >HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org >List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > > >   Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA NAWCC 140818 http://www.jps.net/rrloesch alternate email: cuckoobob@eudoramail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Chimes Capacitors! From: "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 23:17:33 -0500 (EST)   Thanks Al and to the others who answered my question about Chimes.   I have about 12 , 1927 Spencer Blower Manuals left and there will be no more. I have been selling them for $20.00, but the last 12 I will let go for $10.00 if anyone wants a copy. They have a great deal of good infomation about Spencers.   Jim Turner