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Old 07-04-07, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Amp Can Modification

I want to open up my Fender Amp Can and put an extra output power source for my mic receiver.
I've got the parts, a circutry map of the inside of my amp, and the balls to stick some wires in new places and hope it doesn't fry both amp and reciever when I turn it on for the first time.

Anybody done it before and have a good way to describe exactly where the connection points go for the black/red wires?

Here are the technical parts I'm looking at in the circutry map - Charger & Power section:
Should the wires go on the charger (triangle #8) or next to the power switch (triangle #9) with the division for Red (WJ3) and Black (WJ4)?
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Old 07-04-07, 08:40 AM   #2
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Default Too easy

Heh darl
Hope youre well and enjoying yourself after Freo
Its too easy to bring a power supply for your reciever.
I just attached each wire to the corresponding + - connection directly to the battery connections. Very simple, no soldering neccessary - had no troubles.
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Old 07-05-07, 10:27 AM   #3
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hey Mama,
hope you are doing well ,for now just do it like rob said and when you drop by montreal i'll fix it the right way for ya again...
see ya soon

(hey Rob is your butt fine now?)
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Old 07-05-07, 01:25 PM   #4
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Heh Eric
My Butt's always mighty fine mate - youve seen my show!!! Its the ribs that were screwed!! and no they still hurt, but healing slowley - wasnt helped by flights, Glastonbury shows and liquid mud!! But wouldnt have changed it for the world.
Had a great time and was wicked to hang out with da Montreal massiv!!
Hope you have a wicked Summer - Peas out
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Old 07-07-07, 02:41 AM   #5
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Cool, Thanks Eric.
And I'm watching how you do it this time.
I'll see you in a couple weeks.
Look forward to sweating my ass off. Montreal in August... ha.
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What Eric gets a thanks and I get discarded on the pile with all your other helpers, just left to drool at your feats of strength and....other things. For the help that I gave you all you gave me was a discardation
Good luck with Montreal - BLOODY hard pitch (there you go guys - im keeping up the putting-offness).
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Old 07-07-07, 02:53 PM   #7
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Haha! After I left the post I thought, 'Hey, I didn't say hi to Rob. Oh well, he probably won't think anything of it.'
Well. I guess that answers that question.

Thank YOU for all your amazing help and wisdom... *sigh* ...I don't know where I would be without you.

I failed to mention that I currently am using a portable battery - which is 6lbs! It is killing me to carry around - and keeps tipping the scales for overage fees packed in my checked luggage.
I've been searching everywhere to find a lighter one - in many different cities. Radio Shack, Home Depot, Walmart, Car parts stores... and no one has a small portable +/- battery.
I had a small one last year. Got it from Gorilla Surplus on Queen St. in Toronto.

Any clue on where to find one?

But that's why I was thinking the ampcan mod was they way to go because, really, even a small battery is just one more thing to carry around.
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Old 07-08-07, 03:02 AM   #8
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try hobby stores that sell radio controlled cars and stuff, or home alarm stores, or surprise surprise, battery stores. sealed lead acid 'gell cells' are the ones to get. between 5-7 amp hours should be good for an amp can.
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Old 07-08-07, 01:08 PM   #9
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Default lead acid batteries vs others

Figure about a pound in weight for every amp hour of capacity. + or -. More exotic
lithium , NMHI etc weigh less and cost more.

Concider hanging a solar panel on your battery to make it last longer. That is what we do for our Bubble Tower. BubbleTower.com
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