You are here

Vibrator - 4 Pin, for automobile radio

Vibrator - 4 Pin, for automobile radio image 1
Click to zoom in
Customer Images:
No Images yet! Submit a product image below!
SKU: P-V1015X
Item ID: 005624
Price: $34.95
In Stock
View Specifications, Files, and Documents

New manufacture solid-state replacement 4 pin vibrators. These replace our old line of solid state vibrators. 1-½ dia. x 2-¾" high aluminum can. Replace your buffer capacitor when you replace your vibrator!

Base Diagram:

Base Diagram
Part Numbers
Ground / VoltageOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
Negative, 6 VoltP-V1015N609722156097
Positive, 6 VoltP-V1015P609722156103
Negative, 12 VoltP-V2015N609722156127
Positive, 12 VoltP-V2015P609722156134
View Product Measurements

My Project Lists

You must be logged in to add items to a project list.

Specifications, Files, and Documents

Product Reviews

4.2857142857143
4.29 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

Pages

5
5 out of 5

This 6v Vibrator works just like factory part and is solid state component. I have used these for a few years now and have never had one fail yet. There is also a solid state oz4 rectifier but can't find it in Antique Electronic Supply component list.

- April 21st, 2020
5
5 out of 5

This product solved my 6V neg ground vib problem. It might have been useful if supplied with
a pinout drawing. That because the radio had an odd pinout and I had to change the socket to
plug in a standard vib. The old radio drawings are very weak in vib pinouts. As a secondary item,
I coud not find the socket for it at your store, found one elsewhere.

- March 11th, 2020
5
5 out of 5

Have used these in several different radios and have always worked fine.

- February 29th, 2020
5
5 out of 5

Works great...has some hash noise while running but you can add filters to dampen it.

- February 1st, 2020
5
5 out of 5

These vibrators work great and are quieter than the originals.

- January 23rd, 2020
5
5 out of 5

The new Vibrator was installed in a 1953 delco 6 volt radio , I am impressed with how well it works , will buy again on the next radio

- January 12th, 2020
4
4 out of 5

This solid-state 'vibrator' has been fitted to the original (overhauled) radio in a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, here in the UK. It works fine, though an earlier one I ordered failed after several months use.

- July 27th, 2019
1
1 out of 5

This will only work in your car radio, if the radio happens to have the same pin spacing as this vibrator. Pin spacing was not universal in radios. Antique Electronic Supply should supply info on the pin spacing so that you don't waste your money.

- November 7th, 2018
4
4 out of 5

There is some hash noise, but adding a choke, and modifying the buffer cap circuit a little bit can help eliminate that noise. Option B is try to rebuild a mechanical vibrator. It's not impossible, but it can be a real challenge, especially if the contacts are burnt. This vibrator is basically just a very basic solid state DC to DC conversion chopper circuit. The new mechanical vibrators could be almost as square wave noisy as these solid state replacements, sometimes even worse, complete with switch bouncing, overshoot, creating even worse noise. When I ran other 6 volt AM radios, in other old vehicles I owned, running the radio without the engine running was somewhere between inadvisable and incredibly stupid. Starting my 1947 GMC with an Airline Wards add on radio on would fry the ignition points. When I finally found the stock General Motors radio, same deal, start the truck with the radio on, and burn the points. These 6 volt radios draw 18-24 amps. You may as well leave the headlights on too, and schedule AAA to come and give you a jump start in two hours. I'd say a half hour, but Arizona's AAA service is really slow, and horrible. The way my oil pan was bolted to a giant flange on the engine block, I eventually just added a 12 volt alternator to the truck, mounted on angle iron. It just bolted on, so totally reversible! Just like modifying that silver face Fender amp, if you don't like it, change it again. Slopifying the buffer cap by using two caps totem poled with balancing resistors can smooth out some of that noise. SOME LATER VAC TUBE CAR RADIOS ACTUALLY USED TRANSISTOR CHOPPERS INSTEAD OF MECHANICAL VIBRATORS! MAYBE PAY A VISIT TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY AND LOOK UP SOME HOWARD SAM'S SCHEMATICS!

- November 19th, 2017
5
5 out of 5

They are a fairly good replacement but I do have a problem with them. It seems that they don't perform well unless the supply voltage is well over 6 volts. In a typical setup, the car's voltage will go to about 7.5 volts when it is running and charging. The vibrator works well under these conditions. However when the voltage is around 6 volts or slightly less, it doesn't seem to work.

- September 7th, 2015

Pages

Questions and Answers

Click each question to see its answers.