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I've replaced the switch twice which both times worked for a while and then the same thingReplaced the switch twice?
Replaced the switch twice in the ARC VT100 or in the power conditioner?
If you mean the switch in the power conditioner you should be using the power switch on the ARC VT100 to turn the amp on and off. The amp may have circuitry that limits start up inrush high current incorporated in the amp's on/ off switch circuitry. Check with ARC.
Also should mention the power switch on the ARC is a snap switch and should be operated in a fast action motion whether turned on or off. The faster the action the better to help limit arcing of the contacts, especially on turn off. Excessive arcing will burn up the contacts and the switch will fail prematurely. In some cases the contacts can/will arc welding the contacts together. In this case operating the switch handle will not open the contacts breaking the circuit.
It is the switch on the amplifier that I replaced and its not plugged in to a 12v trigger just the switched outlet on the conditioner as I said with the switch completely removed and plugged into a different outlet I still have power I have also check the switch with an ohm meter and it tested fine so I know it has nothing to do with the switch
If that's not switch than there must be capacitor-relay issue.
The capacitor-relay is usually implemented to prevent from shock. The switch connects to low-voltage circuit that engages the high voltage circuit.
Plugging and un-plugging your amp is much better solution than keeping it on all the time.
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Terry, You wrote, "I have it plugged into one of the switched outlets on my power conditioner and I'm just turning it on and off that way but I've replaced the switch twice which both times worked for a while and then the same thing"...
At first I thought you meant to say that you had replaced the switch on the power conditioner, twice, but now reading your other posts, I am thinking you've replaced the switch on your VT100, twice. Which is it? If it's the power conditioner switch that keeps failing, then it is likely that your VT100 draws too much current at turn-on and blows the PC switch. This could mean that the VT100 has no real problem; the PC switch needs to be one with a higher power rating. If it's the VT100 switch that keeps failing, then there is probably some issue within the VT100 such that it draws more than normal current at turn-on, which stressses and finally blows its switch. Simple.
In the latter case, the problem is to identify the cause within the VT100; send it back to ARC. (All tube gear will draw an excess of current at turn-on, while the tubes are heating up and the impedance of the circuit comes up from zero to normal. Many tube amplifiers use a "current inrush limiter" placed on the primary side of the power transformer to ameliorate this problem. Your problem may merely be that the CL in your VT100 is defective. Have you blown any fuses?)
How many languages do you understand, speak or studied? Is this site about language and proper punctuation or audio? Cut the guy a break why don't you? What the hell have you contributed to the op's question? That goes for you two as well BPoletti and WinoGuy. Your collective ignorance and intolerance is pompous, pathetic, petty and irrelevant or is civility and respect dead? I sure wonder sometimes.