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Trace Elliot AH250 GP11 MK V Cooling Fan Needed

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I'm revisiting my old TE amps as well as acquiring a new one. I've got a lovely old MK V AH250 that I want to start gigging again but the fan is really noisy. I've found a replacement in the US but I don't think they ship to the UK - it's here: https://britishaudio.com/products/trace-elliot-mark-5-120v-cooling-fan

Anyone know where I could buy an equivalent that I can get in the UK?

Also has anyone had any luck finding replacements for the whit caps on the EQ sliders? 

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My understanding is that most of the parts that British Audio had, have sold. They didn't respond when I tried to buy a replacement power board for my AH300 12. 

I got in touch with Guy at Ashdown who recommended Stan at Surrey Amps, who bought many of the TE parts following the Peavey takeover. He too has sold most of what he had but it might be worth a try:

https://www.surreyamps.co.uk/

If all else fails speak to Guy or Dave Green at Ashdown - they know the TE spec, both having worked at TE in the heyday and might be able to provide an Ashdown part that is compatible. 

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Have you had a look inside to see what you have already fitted?

That fan suggests it runs on US not UK voltages.

However, Google Bisonic 4E 230 b, That may well be the direct equivalent for UK voltages.

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24 minutes ago, John Cribbin said:

Have you had a look inside to see what you have already fitted?

That fan suggests it runs on US not UK voltages.

However, Google Bisonic 4E 230 b, That may well be the direct equivalent for UK voltages.

I've not looked inside. I've tried googling the Bisonic number but it doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere. Thanks @TheGreek I'll Surrey Amps a try!

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2 hours ago, John Cribbin said:

Have you had a look inside to see what you have already fitted?

That fan suggests it runs on US not UK voltages.

However, Google Bisonic 4E 230 b, That may well be the direct equivalent for UK voltages.

 

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3 hours ago, King Tut said:

Also has anyone had any luck finding replacements for the whit caps on the EQ sliders? 

The closest I can find to the MKIV & V caps are these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexicon-Prime-Time-Replacement-slider-cap-white/274185459501?hash=item3fd6ba172d:g:XDIAAOSw7m9a~9js

Although these have the stepped down section at the back, if you trim them back they are pretty much identical to the original Trace ones. The only issue you have is trying to match years of discolouration!

Towards the end of last year I bought 2 MkV's (a 150 and 250) that are both currently still with my amp tech to sort. The 250 just in for a once over and the 150 because the preshape button doesn't actually do anything and the 'Graphic/Flat' slider won't slide all the way top to bottom.

I could ask my amp tech to advise on a suitable replacement fan for the 250 while he has mine for reference?

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5 minutes ago, Deedee said:

The closest I can find to the MKIV & V caps are these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexicon-Prime-Time-Replacement-slider-cap-white/274185459501?hash=item3fd6ba172d:g:XDIAAOSw7m9a~9js

Although these have the stepped down section at the back, if you trim them back they are pretty much identical to the original Trace ones. The only issue you have is trying to match years of discolouration!

Towards the end of last year I bought 2 MkV's (a 150 and 250) that are both currently still with my amp tech to sort. The 250 just in for a once over and the 150 because the preshape button doesn't actually do anything and the 'Graphic/Flat' slider won't slide all the way top to bottom.

I could ask my amp tech to advise on a suitable replacement fan for the 250 while he has mine for reference?

If you could please bud that'd be awesome. I'll get some eq caps ordered!

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7 minutes ago, King Tut said:

If you could please bud that'd be awesome. I'll get some eq caps ordered!

Done! 👍

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😂 Slightly. They're ok if you're just after a couple!

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a bit of googling has given this as the new equivalent (i occasionally spec papst fans at work)

https://www.ebmpapst.com/en/products/product_search/productdetailaxialcompact.php?pID=53843

 

available at farnell  https://uk.farnell.com/ebm-papst/9906/fan-slim-119mm-115vac/dp/9600949 

i would suggest a bit of a search using the size and voltage specs to see if there is a cheaper alternative (the papst fans are pretty robust though, we spec them for industrial use)

Matt

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Thanks fellas - sorted now from RS components. Hopefully got some cheap slider caps too bit won't know for sure until they arrive!

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That's good news, keep us updated on how it goes with the new fan, I have an ah250 of a similar vintage so I'll need to do the same swap at some point. 

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