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Tuner Genius XL power on question

Ian Member ✭✭

I have the 6600, PGXL, TGXL and the AGXL all working great. I turn all power off at night or the end of the day on the amp (at the switch on the back) and the TGXL and AGXL by the power supply switch i use to run the 2 of them. Every 5 or 6 days the when I power up all equipment the TGXL does not turn and the fan turns on and runs on high. Only turning the power switch off on the TGXL and then on again will the TGXL power up correctly.

any thoughts as to why this is happening ??



  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Open a Help Desk ticket.

    Dave wo2x

  • K1ESE
    K1ESE Member ✭✭

    Known issue. Mine won't start unless you turn it on with the little switch hidden on the back panel. You are luckier than I am. I have settled on not turning it off.

    They say they are working on a solution.

  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭✭

    Ian - As mentioned above, this is a known problem and Flex will tell you to submit a trouble report. Also as mentioned about, Flex has told me the TG-XL draws very little current when at idle so you can leave it on all the time if you want. Personally I didn't like that option.

    Like you I was turning my TG-XL on and off via a power supply switch, and about 50% of the time using this method it would result in my TG-XL wouldn't boot properly and the TG-XL cooling fan would come on at max speed, and I'd have to cycle power a few times to get it to turn on properly. I submitted a Trouble Report and was directed to send my TG-XL back to the factory. From what I've read there is a capacitor that needs to be changed in the TG-XL and unfortunately this change cannot be done by the owner.

    After waiting an extremely long time receive my TG-XL the last thing I wanted to do was sent it back and wait some more so I decided to try one more thing before sending it back. I powered my TG-XL through a West Mountain Radio RigRunner 4005i via one of its individual on/off port switches. I can't explain why but by powering on my TG-XL via the Rigrunner 4005i, it turns on normally every time now.

    Another plus of using the Rigrunner 4005i is this device can be Net Enabled so I can activate my TG-XL remotely via LAN or WAN.

    Butch KF4HR

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