Solid State Rectifier - For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3 Tubes

Solid State Rectifier - For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3 Tubes

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Solid State Rectifier Direct plug-in replacement for 5AR4, 5U4 and 5Y3 rectifier vacuum tubes in amplifiers with center tapped secondary power transformer. Use when less 'sag' is desired in the power supply; just switch back to the tube rectifier when 'sag' is desired.

SKU:
T-SSR01
Item ID:
004883
UPC/EAN:
609722157490
RoHS Compliant
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Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions1.3 in. × 1.3 in. × 1.42 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.076 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on August 24th, 2018.
BradWbr
August 24th, 2018
Staff Member
This will most likely not prevent background hiss in your amp.
Anonymous
August 25th, 2018
ok, thank you
Asked by Anonymous on September 22nd, 2015.
JustinG
September 22nd, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
Using a solid state rectifier will definitely tighten up rectifier sag. However, when using a solid state rectifier in place of a rectifier tube it is critical that you always use your amp's standby switch.
Asked by Anonymous on September 23rd, 2015.
JustinG
September 23rd, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The T-SSR01 is designed to be compatible with an amp that uses a 5AR4/GZ34 for rectification.
Asked by dunn.painted on September 25th, 2015.
JustinG
September 25th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
Yes, you will still need to bias your amp when switching to a solid state rectifier.
Asked by MYu on November 30th, 2015.
JustinG
December 1st, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
This solid state rectifier is designed to replace the listed rectifier tubes to provide a stiffer power supply with less sag. Uses beyond it's intended purpose can not be verified.
Asked by Anonymous on April 4th, 2016.
JustinG
April 6th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The solid state rectifier will raise the voltage slightly but not to levels of any great concern.
Asked by Anonymous on March 24th, 2017.
Matt H.
March 24th, 2017
Staff Member
We do not recommend that you use these without a standby switch. It puts too much strain on your amp and could cause permanent damage.
Asked by Anonymous on September 21st, 2017.
Matt H.
September 29th, 2017
Staff Member
This should work with the 5W4.
Asked by Anonymous on November 26th, 2017.
Matt H.
November 28th, 2017
Staff Member
These are the same thing but made by two different manufacturers.
Asked by Anonymous on May 24th, 2018.
Matt H.
May 24th, 2018
Staff Member
The pinout is the same and should work.
Asked by Anonymous on August 19th, 2019.
BradWbr
August 21st, 2019
Staff Member
This is meant to be compatible with all of the tubes listed in the description, however, the internal components are considered proprietary.
Asked by Anonymous on March 9th, 2020.
BradWbr
March 10th, 2020
Staff Member
If the radio in question doesn't have a standby switch, we would not advise using this rectifier, as it needs a controlled warm up time.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
- May 25th, 2020
5 out of 5

PRODUCT IS FINE.
BUT, FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT KNOW, IN TUBE AMPLIFIERS THESE RECTIFIERS APPLY B+
TO THE POWER TUBES BEFORE THE TUBES HAVE WARMED UP THAT MAY DAMAGE THE TUBES OVER
TIME.

- December 21st, 2018
5 out of 5

Lost the 5AR4 in my old Dynascan B-12 Precision Regulated Power Supply (variable) I use for testing tube circuits. Ordered this solid state rectifier (SSR) replacement, and it worked exactly like the real thing. Be advised, though, that if your filaments are series, you might have a problem replacing the 5AR4 with this, since it has no filament to slightly alter the series filament voltage for all the other filaments. My unit's transformer fortunately had separate 6.3 VAC windings for every tube, so the absence of a filament in the SSR had no affect on any of the other tubes.