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Reviews Summary for Tripp lite power supplies
Tripp lite power supplies Reviews: 41 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $Tripp lite PR30
Description: Tripp lite power supplies
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NV8G Rating: 3/5 Jul 3, 2009 10:24 Send this review to a friend
o.k. psu  Time owned: more than 12 months
First, let me say that the Tripp-lite series of PSUs, was never designed specifically for Ham radios. That said, I find it to be an O.K. PSU. Yes, I had RF issues, but the fix posted by N6MUK fixed it right up. Let me also say, that I think Astron makes an "Excellent" PSU, and I am in no way comparing Tripp-lite to Astron. I too, want an Astron. But, in all fairness to Tripp-lite, my PR-40 is 5 years old and has no other issues except the RF issue. And, as I said, that was easily fixed.
NC2F Rating: 0/5 Jul 3, 2009 07:03 Send this review to a friend
Don't waste your money...  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Used one of these in my secondary 'shed shack' because it was on clearance from a retailer going out of business. My gut said get another Daiwa SS-330 that I have been running flawlessly since the beginning of 2002 in my main shack. And that's what I now have done - bought another Daiwa SS-330 after the Tripp-Lite failed in 2 months time.
AB4ZT Rating: 0/5 Jan 18, 2009 11:03 Send this review to a friend
Failed after 1 year  Time owned: more than 12 months
If your supposed durable product fails after a year or less in service, and you do not provide information or assitance to get it repaired, you get a "0".
N6MUK Rating: 4/5 Aug 14, 2008 22:25 Send this review to a friend
With some help its not so bad as they say.  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have an older PR-40 that I got well used. RF from my rig would get into the thing and it would fold up.

A .01uF ceramic disc cap from the line input to neutral, another from the neutral to the chassis and two more in parallel across the output solved all the problems.

Now its a big, beefy, heavy, tough and reliable 40 amp power supply.
W4KVW Rating: 0/5 Jun 25, 2008 10:14 Send this review to a friend
JUNK,JUNK,JUNK  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I had a PR-40 several years ago & it failed under warranty.Tripp-Lite sent me a schematic but it did NOT match the parts in the power supply.When I called them back they suggested I mail it back for repair but it would cost me almost as much as I paid for it.Had at least TWO other local hams with the same problem(PR-40 & PR-60).They were ALL "JUNK" & we each changed to ASTRON power supplies with no further problems.
NG9R Rating: 1/5 May 8, 2008 12:47 Send this review to a friend
Junk  Time owned: more than 12 months
All that Tripp Lite power supplies are good for is parts! I took a part a PR 40 and the rectifiers are only rated at 25 amps. They are press in units and they were not pressed in straight. The soldering looking like a 6 year old had done it and the wiring was unreal. The total output current passes through a single PCB with very thin copper trace and they use banana plugs for 40 amps! Even the old cheap Vista power supplies are built better than the Tripp lites I have seen.
WB2FTX Rating: 1/5 Mar 7, 2008 07:49 Send this review to a friend
Bad, bad  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I had two PR-40As running my shack and for a while they operated fine...They were floating across about 500 amp-hr worth of deep cycle batteries... One day I noticed that everything in the shack was not operating properly... Hooked up the VOM and found that both supplies were dead and the batteries discharged below 10 volts.. Got the same response about getting a schematic or other documentation, not their policy... The regulator chip is propiertary and they don't even offer any details on it. Last time I'll buy a Tripplite... Replaced the supplies with two 40 amp Pyramid units that have been chugging along for 5 years.

N7OE Rating: 1/5 Mar 21, 2007 20:57 Send this review to a friend
Worked, then didn't.  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Had a PR-20 back in the late 1990's. Tripp Lite makes great surge suppressors (why I liked them at the time), but the power supply was a total lemon! It worked ok for a very, very short while, then got touchy. Sometimes it would be fine, and could easily deliver all the amps my TS-850S wanted from it. Other times, even the slightest load would cause the voltage to drop to zero, preventing the radio from even turning on. Other times, the supply was sitting at zero volts immediately after being turned on!! There was just no predicting it. I gave it to a friend for parts and bought an Astron. I should have just started there, as my father owns one that's been going for more than a decade.
KB1NHD Rating: 3/5 Dec 22, 2006 05:18 Send this review to a friend
sloppy assembly  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Fortunately, I didn't pay much, even including the shipping for my PR-15. It was listed as "works great" and upon powering up, it appeared that way. Then the sparks started and the smoke appeared. This unit appeared to have never been used at all and once I opened it, I found loose hardware, especially the power studs extending through the chassis. Great voltage but no current capacity until I checked and remounted the output transistors and resoldered the output leads of the power transformer. Good quality components inside but poorly assembled. Mine works fine now but I'd never buy another unless I could see it working first, even a brand new one!!
KI4HWC Rating: 3/5 Dec 21, 2006 14:09 Send this review to a friend
ok  Time owned: more than 12 months
It works good. slight hum..... Gets hot fast
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