Fuse Amperage rating X incoming AC voltage,

2.5A X 120V = 300VA

Just guessing :)

How to guess the volt-amp rating of the transformer in my amp

I'm the owner of a Marantz PM 6006 integrated amp, which the company touts as having a "high-current toroidal power supply" without actually giving a rating of the volt-amps the power supply is capable of. It's something I'd like to know, because for better or worse I'm just a numbers-oriented person.

I've used Google, service manuals, parts numbers and Marantz customer support without success. Instead, I've come up with two very rough methods of guessing what the transformers VA rating might be. I freely admit these are error-prone guesses by a non-expert, and I'd like to ask if anyone with more knowledge than me could comment on the validity of these two attempts.

Method 1 (Use the approximate size of the transformer)

The transformer is in an iron case, with a radius of 11 cm and height of 7 cm. I spoke to someone at a company that builds custom audio toroidal transformers, and he thought a transformer of those dimensions would likely be in the range of 250VA -300VA.

Method 2 (Use the power consumption rating on the back of the amplifier)

The back of my integrated amp says "Power consumption 395 Watts". If I assume this represents the maximum, or transient peak power consumption, the Volt-Amp rating of the transformer would be equal to the product of 395 watts and the "power factor" constant, which could range from about 0.6 to 0.8. By that math, the VA rating would be between 237 and 316 volt-amps.

If correct, either of these methods would lead me to the conclusion the transformer is either 250VA or 300VA. Thanks in advance for any perspective you can provide.

I've used Google, service manuals, parts numbers and Marantz customer support without success. Instead, I've come up with two very rough methods of guessing what the transformers VA rating might be. I freely admit these are error-prone guesses by a non-expert, and I'd like to ask if anyone with more knowledge than me could comment on the validity of these two attempts.

Method 1 (Use the approximate size of the transformer)

The transformer is in an iron case, with a radius of 11 cm and height of 7 cm. I spoke to someone at a company that builds custom audio toroidal transformers, and he thought a transformer of those dimensions would likely be in the range of 250VA -300VA.

Method 2 (Use the power consumption rating on the back of the amplifier)

The back of my integrated amp says "Power consumption 395 Watts". If I assume this represents the maximum, or transient peak power consumption, the Volt-Amp rating of the transformer would be equal to the product of 395 watts and the "power factor" constant, which could range from about 0.6 to 0.8. By that math, the VA rating would be between 237 and 316 volt-amps.

If correct, either of these methods would lead me to the conclusion the transformer is either 250VA or 300VA. Thanks in advance for any perspective you can provide.

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