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Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 01-12-2022, 05:36 AM
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Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

OK, that sounds great. I didn't observe any overheating or bad voltages. I checked the line that powers the OKI chip, the voltage is about the same or slightly lower than it was with the original...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 01-11-2022, 04:09 PM
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Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

After a couple of hours of testing, I think this may turn out to be a good conversion. For reference, here are the previous readings with the original PT.

A for black (center tap)
C for one red...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 01-06-2022, 10:33 AM
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Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Here are the results. The replaced transformer provides ~0.2 lower voltage now that it is loaded than the original one did.

I used a replacement cable clip as the original one was broken.

I...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 01-05-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Update:
I found a 230VAC transformer that outputs dual 5.5V, it arrived today. It is also shielded, so it could have come from some audio equipment, which is a plus (it's used, but in good shape)....
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-27-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

This is measured exactly at the point the three output wires are soldered onto the PCB. The rotary switch was set to OFF, only the display switched on.
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-27-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

I measured it.

On the diagram, these wires are labelled:
A for black
C for one red wire
D for the other red wire.

The voltage between A and C is 5.7V.
The voltage between A and D is 5.9V....
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Thanks. If that's the case, then teplacing it wil be "go to eBay and search", which would bring Chinese sellers whose pictures of the products are usually generic/stock, plus the 50 day long...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-26-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Could the marking T6-13CH on the original mean something like Transformer, center tap 6V, total voltage 13V, CHina? :D Maybe it's a 6-0-7, but Sony marked the two output voltages on it. In that case,...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-25-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

I will check with my multimeter. I followed the traces, black wire is A, red wires are C (half voltage) and D (full voltage). I see that black goes through a resistor to the first pin of the display...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-25-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

It is small. Maybe 2.5x2.5x4cm roughly. The longest dimension is the base with holes for being fixed to the casing with two screws. Based on its small size, it is probably a 5W, 2x0.125A or so. I'm...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-25-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Bell transformers are what I looked for and found. The original PT is also of that type. It's the proper rating that needs to be selected. :D
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-25-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

I didn't know there is a heating element inside. A heater? :)
So, could a resistor be inserted between the center tap 6V output to drop the voltage to the required 5.2V?
I guess the output voltage...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-24-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

So finding a suitable 220-240VAC transformer with that specific output will be next to impossible?

I found a 6-0-6 transformer which gives a total of 12V, so I hoped it would work. But it would be...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-24-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

One more question. Is the transformet in this unit a center tap one, and would it be designated as 13V, 6,5-0-6,5?
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-24-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Here it is, assembled and functional. After 40 years, it works and looks great! :)
Thanks, everybody, for helping me out.

When there is an 80' music hit on a local radio station played through...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-23-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Yeah, I'm not sure it will go back to 60Hz power line, though. :D
After half an hour of testing, the clock is accurate to the second. So now it can be used.

What is strange is that C10L...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-23-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

New update. I desoldered Pin12 from the line, left Pin18 soldered, the clock remained in a messed up 12/24 hour mode and lagging.

Resoldered Pin12, unsoldered Pin18: it returned to normal 12 hour...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-23-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Pin12 should be the 12/24 hour pin according to schematics.

But pin18 has no designation, no explanation of it's supposed to do. However, on the PCB itself, the connection points between pin18 an...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-23-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

I did what you suggested and I got some weird results. The clock now seems to be running at normal speed, so I guess it switched to 50Hz counter (I'll have to do some more testing on that).

When I...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-22-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Thanks so far, guys. So, R_J, do you think connecting those pins can be done like in the attached image? I used the picture from C12L schematics because its PCB is identical to the one my unit has....
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-21-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Ok, here is a noob question. Just to make sure what is the voltage on pin1, how should I test it? Set the multimeter on AC, probe pin1 and black output wire of the transformer, right?
So, if it...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-21-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

I found one specimen of C12L device on eBay. It has the name "Digicube". It looks the same when it comes to controls and has exactly identical switches, but has a European plug and it says on the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-21-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

So you think that if we connect 5V to the now unconnected Pin12 and Pin18, the 12/24 hour time format will become unlocked and the chip will be able to autodetect the input frequency?

I took a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-21-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Pin18 is not connected to anything, but there is also a lead going from it to a single unoccupied pad for a through-hole wire soldering (just like the one for Pin12 does). The schematics we have also...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 12-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,477
Posted By UserXP
Re: Sony ICF-C12W Radio Clock schematics (power)

Yes, pin 13 goes through a 100K resistor (R106) directly to one of the transformer's red output wires and is connected like in the schematices, which is labeled 11V (line D).

According to these...
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