Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

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Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

Postby Pitchfork on Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:26 am

I need a Mains transformer for above, does anyone have one available for sale?
Secondaries are: 250-0-250, 2 x 6.3V
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Re: Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

Postby stratele52 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:04 pm

Sure a substitut is available, more important is the milli-amp you need
The size to fit in the chassis may need some mods.

Where is your country ? North America or Europe ? You need 120 input or 240 VAC a

Look here how to calculate what you need;
https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index ... rs.989609/

Is it the schematic ?
http://schems.com/bmampscom/watkins/wat ... inster.pdf
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Re: Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

Postby pdf64 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:04 pm

Yes, there were several models, some SE, at least one P-P.
Maybe they all used the same PT?
What are the dimensions of the core stack?
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Re: Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

Postby stratele52 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:14 am

Pitchfork a original one may be very hard to find. Best is E-Bay

A good amp tech can find and put another brand. But it may cost the value of the amp.....

Are you sur the power transformer are bad ?
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Re: Watkins Westminster Cica 1959

Postby drewphotoboy on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:20 pm

Hi
Did you find a transformer?

My Westminster had it's mains transformer replaced by one made and supplied by Danbury Electronics, Chelmsford, UK - the closest match was one made for a Vox AC4 - DB1551. This was a good match (0-250-0 at 90ma / 6.3v @ 2.5A. ) and fitted quite good - if angled slightly.

Unfortunately Danbury seem to have recently closed down - website gone and remaining trannys sold off however someone else might make an AC4 output trany that might do of you might find a DB1551 somewhere ??
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