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ive never had a problem with fuses on any of my tubes, 596,  274b, gz34, or any other.

 

you might have a bad tube or maybe an issue with the amp, i'd send jack an email about it.

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So far I have put 100's of hours on my WA 22, and most of the recent ones using the 596 in combination with 5998 power tubes & a variety of driver tubes without blowing a single fuse... haven't had a look at the top pins recently, but remember they were pretty dull & dark looking when I first installed the adapter (Woo's)

 

Hope you can figure it out, let us know how it goes! P.S.: I had some trouble to get the top plugs to seat correctly on the top pins (secure fit without pushing too hard to get them in...) so that's one thing I'd check (don't know enough about electronics if that kind of loose connection may cause the fuse to blow)

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

ive never had a problem with fuses on any of my tubes, 596,  274b, gz34, or any other.

 

you might have a bad tube or maybe an issue with the amp, i'd send jack an email about it.

 

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Originally Posted by TheGrumpyOldMan View Post

So far I have put 100's of hours on my WA 22, and most of the recent ones using the 596 in combination with 5998 power tubes & a variety of driver tubes without blowing a single fuse... haven't had a look at the top pins recently, but remember they were pretty dull & dark looking when I first installed the adapter (Woo's)

 

Hope you can figure it out, let us know how it goes! P.S.: I had some trouble to get the top plugs to seat correctly on the top pins (secure fit without pushing too hard to get them in...) so that's one thing I'd check (don't know enough about electronics if that kind of loose connection may cause the fuse to blow)

 

Thanks for the tip guys, do you happen to know what amp rating are your fuses?  I'm about to head to ratshack to get a 3amp one to see if that helps.

post #24364 of 30581

That is definitely sounding like a bad tube.  I'd be careful running it until you can confirm otherwise as it may be heading toward a more spectacular failure.  


Do you have access to a tube tester?

 

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

Folks with WA6-SE and 596 tubes, do you find your fuses blowing very prematurely?

 

I am currently using 2amp fuses and they seem to blow when the 596 is plugged in, but not when the Princess Sophia or with my 5R4GY.  I'm wondering if maybe I should be using a 3 amp fuse (the Woo Audio manual says 2 or 3 amps are both usable).  If anyone with a 596 can pull out their fuse to check what amp rating yours is would be appreciated.

 

The fuse blows within 5 second of power up when using the 596 and it seems like my 596 top pins are darker then I remember them being so I'm wondering if i got a bad tube.... 

 

what do you guys think?  

 

I sent Jack an email I hope he gets back to me.

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

Folks with WA6-SE and 596 tubes, do you find your fuses blowing very prematurely?

 

I am currently using 2amp fuses and they seem to blow when the 596 is plugged in, but not when the Princess Sophia or with my 5R4GY.  I'm wondering if maybe I should be using a 3 amp fuse (the Woo Audio manual says 2 or 3 amps are both usable).  If anyone with a 596 can pull out their fuse to check what amp rating yours is would be appreciated.

 

The fuse blows within 5 second of power up when using the 596 and it seems like my 596 top pins are darker then I remember them being so I'm wondering if i got a bad tube.... 

 

what do you guys think?  

 

I sent Jack an email I hope he gets back to me.

 

WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition + USAF-596 (The Mighty 596) + Furutech 3A fuse? Never! J-Wu will get back to you, no doubt. Hope you get it sorted.

post #24366 of 30581

Isn't it normal for the 596 to darken somewhat at first from flashing?

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Mine only got Silver on the bottom fifth but the glass largely remains clear. Whereby, Miss Sophia just up and got dark...immediately...all over.

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Another WA6SE + 596 user here +6DR7, 6FD7 6EW7, I've never had any problem.

Jack will reply pretty quick, he has very good customer service

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Mine only got Silver on the bottom fifth but the glass largely remains clear. Whereby, Miss Sophia just up and got dark...immediately...all over.

+1....Silver Surfer on the bottom with no darkening for the Mighty 596!

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

+1....Silver Surfer on the bottom with no darkening for the Mighty 596!

 

+2

 

maybe a very small amount near the top pins, but nothing bad. 

 

my sophia is dark however, at first i thought it was bad, but i guess its normal for it.

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Got the shipping notice for my WA6-SE last night etysmile.gif

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I'll bet we can guess what face you'll make when it arrives? wink_face.gif

 

 

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Got the shipping notice for my WA6-SE last night etysmile.gif

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Be careful about putting a larger amp fuse in your amp.  You're allowing the amp to draw more current than it's designed to-- before the fuse blows.  You can do damage to the other components inside the amp which aren't rated for the higher capacity.

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Originally Posted by reeltime View Post

Be careful about putting a larger amp fuse in your amp.  You're allowing the amp to draw more current than it's designed to-- before the fuse blows.  You can do damage to the other components inside the amp which aren't rated for the higher capacity.

 

I went back to 2 amp.  The only reason I thought to try a 3 amp was because the owner's manual says 2 amp or 3 amp was acceptable.

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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

That is definitely sounding like a bad tube.  I'd be careful running it until you can confirm otherwise as it may be heading toward a more spectacular failure.  


Do you have access to a tube tester?

 

 

No tube tester here. 

 

Jack did respond to my email this morning with the general effect of "that's normal", but I don't think he read the WHOLE email to include the part about the fuse blowing in 5 seconds...

 

..I'll keep you all posted.

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