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 Post subject: Technics receiver bulb voltage
PostPosted: Feb Thu 22, 2018 6:19 am 
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I've got a Technics SA-5460 receiver out in my workshop. It was a curbside find, with the major defect being an on/off switch that' doesn't work (stuck on). It has served faithfully for quite a few years now.

When got it the fuse-type dial lamps were out. That was during a period when they were unobtanium. I used automotive bulbs that fit the holders but probably draw too much current. One promptly burned out so that reduced the draw. Now the last one has died. The device is under the CD and cassette players in a cabinet--hard to extract.

Can anybody cite the dial lamp voltage and current? I assume from memory that these are the standard fuse-type lamps but might as well ask for conformation on that.

Thank you,
Chris Campbell


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 Post subject: Re: Technics receiver bulb voltage
PostPosted: Feb Thu 22, 2018 6:24 am 
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There's only two types that I know of (for Asian-made equipment): 12 volt and 8 volt.


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 Post subject: Re: Technics receiver bulb voltage
PostPosted: Feb Thu 22, 2018 6:38 am 
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Thank you. Mine must be 12 because I recall buying them at the auto supply store. I'll see some proper ones, maybe in LED versions. Any recommendations for LED lamp suppliers?

Chris Campbell


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 Post subject: Re: Technics receiver bulb voltage
PostPosted: Feb Thu 22, 2018 8:52 am 
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I personally like the non-LED fuse-type lamps.
They're all available here:
https://www.parts-express.com/Search.as ... earch=true

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