LAS15CB nowhere to be found?

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  1. bbiandov

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    Hi everyone,

    So after so many years one of the two voltage regs died and I figured what the heck, we now have the Internet so I can get a spare pair.

    Well the Chinese want between $60 and $80 for a pair:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20151127203147&SearchText=LAS15CB

    I'm a bit stumped. This one was made in June 1981 by Lockheed Martin (correct me if I am wrong here) so how can be so expensive to replace a dead reg on an oldie but goodie power supply?

    Any suggestions for sourcing LAS parts out here?

    Thanks
    ~B
     
  2. #12

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    Interweb search turns up crap. Please describe what this critter is supposed to do and we can probably find something that fits. It's a 1.5 amp Vreg in a TO-3, but is it fixed or adjustable voltage?

    Here ya' go. 13.8 volts. Pinouts to be discovered...
     
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  3. Techno Tronix

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  4. bbiandov

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    Thanks #12 -- fixed 13.8v
     
  5. bbiandov

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    And it will only cost US$6.00.:):)
     
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  7. Papabravo

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    The answer to your other question is economic. After a part goes EOL (End of Life), gray market vendors snap up the remaining inventory hoping to monetize their investment off of a purchasing agent that needs stock and has no time to screw around looking for parts. They could care less about a person such as yourself who needs one to a handful. You are not even on their radar.
     
  8. bbiandov

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    LAS15CB arrived, 1976 old new stock. Love it! Few bucks for a pair...
     
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