Sizwe Sizwe from South Africa writes.
As a new student in this course please be patient as most of my questions will be on things that seem simple to someone else but not so to me.
I have these questions:
1.The difference between drive transistor and horizontal output transistor
When explaining something to my student I believe a photo speaks a thousand words. On the picture below we have the Drive transistor and horizontal output transistor (H.O.T).
Drive transistor is basically on/off switch, can be either bipolar or mosfet transistor which together with the drive transformer to drive the H.O.T (drive transformer is used as impedance matching)
Horizontal output transistor (H.O.T) - also act as an on/off switch, if there is horizontal pulses at the base of the HOT and B+ is present and everything is okay the transistor will switch very fast and by doing so current will flow through the primary of the fbt to the ground and this will cause voltage to appear on the secondary side of the fbt like the HV, screen, focus voltages will be generated.
Below you can their relationship on the circuit diagram.
2.Difference between neck circuit/RGB circuit
RGB circuit and neck board circuit is one and the same thing but RGB is a better name.
Circuit diagram of RGB circuit
Bottom side of the same circuit
This circuit is used to open the screen upwards (vertically), therefore when you see a TV screen with one horizontal line means the vertical circuit is not working and therefore when solving this problem concentrate on the vertical circuit.
Here is the circuit diagram of the same.
circuit diagram of the same circuit(vertical)
Mphora Nkomo from South Africa
Hi Humphrey, Please explain to me the B+ P.O.T.
B+ P.O.T is used to set the B+ voltage in CRT television, usually they are preset at the factory and therefore should not be adjusted by the technician unless you found it faulty and need replacement, then only you can set the B+ voltage using the circuit diagram specification for the model and size.
Here is the exact reference on the circuit diagram.
Eng.Chandana Ekanayake from United Kingdom
I am reading your CRT TV book, these days. What is the surge limiter indicated in your photos?? Is that high watt resistor or some Thermistor? How to test it?
Eng.Chandana Ekanayake B.sc,MIET(UK),AMIE(SL)
Surge limiter is just a high watt/ low ohm resistor.
Test it like a fuse and expect low ohm...it usually go faulty by reading open on your meter.
Thanks you guys.
let meet in the next class