martthie_08

DBX 165 VU lamp repair
« on: September 08, 2005, 08:11:40 AM »
Hello, does anyone have the exact specifications for the lamps that light up the VU meter on an old DBX 165? There are three lamps wired in series, if I see it correctly. I don't have a manual or circuit diagram, so I don't know what the lamps are rated at. Thanks, Marten


DBX 165 VU lamp repair
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 05:17:23 PM »
My old guide from my studio shows I used #7382 lamps. It's a 14v.

Measure across the lamp holder for voltage (a SIP connector screwed to the meter bezel, right?) to be sure. It's probably around 24V?

Memory fading quickly...

martthie_08

DBX 165 VU lamp repair
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 07:35:06 AM »
Hey Crusty, thanks for your reply, I didn't have a chance to measure the voltage at the lamp holder yet, but yes, this is good starting point.

The construction looks very diy, it is a molex style connector with a hole drilled through it and a srew that holds it to the meter. I will take a picture when I take the unit out of the rack again, this might be interesting for people here...

would you have any idea of the current draw of the #7382 style lamps? I don't want the lights to be too bright and avoid putting extra strain on the powersupply of the dbx 165.

cheers, Marten

Re: DBX 165 VU lamp repair
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 05:45:11 PM »
Hello folks,

I've received such a lamp from studioelectronics.biz, and I have opened the 165a, but I wonder how I get the lamp into the VU meter without destroying it... I can't even get the VU meter out of the box easily.. any ideas how this is done?

plumsolly

Re: DBX 165 VU lamp repair
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 08:18:03 PM »
You do not need to get into the meter. You should just see the lamp sockets above the meters when you take the top off the unit.

Best,

Ben


 

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