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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby johnk » 22 Jul 2014, 05:36

I finally got my spark booster clone mounted in its enclosure. being that the veroboard was so large, I was kinda surprised that I could actually fit it into a 1590B (YAY).

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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby micromegas » 22 Jul 2014, 10:21

johnk wrote:I finally got my spark booster clone mounted in its enclosure. being that the veroboard was so large, I was kinda surprised that I could actually fit it into a 1590B (YAY).

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nice!! What relay board is that by the way? It seems small enough to fit a 1590A....
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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby johnk » 22 Jul 2014, 15:04

micromegas wrote: nice!! What relay board is that by the way? It seems small enough to fit a 1590A....


it's a monomonster RBM that I purchased from smallbear.

http://www.smallbearelec.com/servlet/Detail?no=1379

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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby Yazoo55 » 28 Jun 2015, 17:12

Miklax, would you be prepared to make your pcb layout available please?
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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby floris » 14 Jul 2018, 16:02

I have just repaired a Spark Booster, that did not power up, by replacing R46 1 Ohm, that is in series with the protection diode D9 (D7 in the schematics), with a jumper wire. R46 in this pedal was not 1 Ohm (anymore) but 730 kOhm! This resulted in not having +9V power on the PCB.
After R46 was jumpered, all was working well again!

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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby Flux Density » 07 Jul 2019, 09:22

Hi all,
IIRC that's my first post in this forum, so for starters a simple question: would it make sense to power the Spark with 12 or 18 volts for more headroom? The listed op amps here can all take it according to their data sheets.
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Re: TC Electronic - Spark Booster

Postby floris » 07 Jul 2019, 11:24

You have to check if the electrolytic capacitors can handle the higher voltages.
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