Was it the vendor here in the US or one of the suppliers from Hong Kong/China? I bought one from the US vendor and that is the one that is dim, as yours was also.Engine,
I recently purchase one of the display panels from the seller on Ebay and it is nowhere as bright as the original. It is better than none but lacks brightness. I will need to find another supplier that has them that come close to the original brightness.
Hi Engine,Was it the vendor here in the US or one of the suppliers from Hong Kong/China? I bought one from the US vendor and that is the one that is dim, as yours was also.
Like your handle. We used to have Skywarriors flying for Raytheon out of Van Nuys Airport, also at NAS Pt Mugu.
There are different EL panels with different voltages and did you check that the voltage converter in the scanner are outputting a high enough voltage with that EL panel load? Perhaps that specific EL needs more current that the converter can supply and it runs at a lower voltage. Service manual says it should be 70 volt RMS @300Hz.I recently purchase one of the display panels from the seller on Ebay and it is nowhere as bright as the original.
It's almost not visible. It is the connector pad inside the EL panel. I would tell people who are installing the EL panel from the UK to solder the leads and then slide the panel in the direction of the leads as far as you can. I probably could have slid mine over just a tad more, but being I had to take the radio apart twice because the first time, I failed to remember to slide the panel over, resulting in about 1/4" of the connector pad showing, I left well enough aloneI don't notice mine and I would not have noticed yours if it wasn't for the fact I was looking to see if they changed production yet, A none issue to me.
I don't believe Paco-Jerte is talking about the EBay seller that you and Engine104 purchased your ElPanels from. He seems to be talking about the seller that Engine104 originally purchased the dim panel from that he referred to in his post #1.Paco-Jerte your comments are uncalled for and flat out incorrect. The EBay seller that Engine104 purchase our ElPanels from is an excellent seller and and manufactures a high quality product. Additionally the seller is an excellent communicator and worked closely with me on my purchase and subsequent installation.
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