Transformer part ID please

Adrian Graham witchy at
Sun Jan 22 11:33:48 CST 2017

On 22/01/2017 07:31, "Tony Duell" <ard.p850ug1 at> wrote:

>> The -24V regulator can be seen just above the 4 blue caps, The regulator
>> that can be seen under the black wire is a 7812. The LF351N has -12V present
>> at its bias outputs, the opamp to its right has no markings helpfully.
> What about that IRF523? That is a power MOSFET transistor and might well
> be the chopper in the switching regulator circuit.

Result! Whilst photographing the board to trace out that circuit (it's
quicker for me than drawing it) I removed all the big capacitors. While they
were out of circuit I tested them and discovered that not only was one dead
in the -12V rail but also the through hole plating for another on the +12V
rail had failed to a trace on the back of the board so neither the unknown
8-pin DIP or the LF351N were getting +12V.

Fixed that and replaced the failed cap and now have -24V where it should be.

If it helps with identification the unknown chip appears to be:

1 - GND
2 - 56k resistor to pin 3
3 - Gate of IRF523
4 - +12V via 10k resistor
5 - GND via decoupling cap
6 - connected to 2
7 - NC
8 - +12V

That looks like an opamp to me, with bias pins connected to GND?

One more failed component off the list anyway.

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