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Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby haysy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:16 am

Hi

one of these went flash and pop on me recently and a local amp tech is trying to fix it. He says it’s the T Pro-2 module that he needs the schematic for. Apparently Fender get them from a company in Holland but they won’t play ball with the schematic. Official Fender forum closed 20th March ironically and so far no response from their tech support team.

It’s a long shot but would anyone have access to this schematic?

thanks

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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby ef37a » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:53 pm

Try thefretboard.co.uk

Lot of top gitamp teks over there.

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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby Wonks » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:17 pm

It's unlikely as it's a fairly new module, and seems to be made by a Danish audio company. So I doubt that they are making the schematic available to all and sundry. Best to go down the authorised repair route. If this is in the UK, then it's probably still under warranty.
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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby haysy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 pm

Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated.
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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby RMCL » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:44 am

The T-PRO2 is a 2 channel amplifier module developed by Pascal Audio in Copenhagen see https://www.pascal-audio.com/product/t-pro2/

Suggest you send an email to info@pascal-audio.com asking if there is a service manual/schematic available for the T-PRO2 and asking about replacement modules
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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby haysy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 am

Thanks RMCL
We contacted them and they wouldn’t play ball with schematic. Replacement module is 220 euros! Only paid 200 for the Fortis secondhand so not a really attractive option. Might turn the cab into passive as I have a rack power amp to drive it, the speakers are good.
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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby RNtoNP » Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:04 am

I purchased two of the Fender Fortis F-15bt and used them for less than 3 hrs for an Xmas party several years ago. Then they sat in my apartment (not even plugged in) for over a year, except for occasional BT streaming from my ipad on Garageband to one of the speakers. Then one day, wanted to use them and NEITHER of them worked. They did power on, but no fan spinning, etc. No output. Sent to a repair shop and Fender told technician not to attempt repair and (as said above) no schematic was offered. Fender did offer me a refund and told me to "destroy" them.
The Fortis line actually has a 5 yr warranty, so they are likely just refunding whomever contacts them. Which I was surprised to read on their website.
What on earth could "go bad" on TWO different speakers just sitting in a room unplugged ??
Seems like MUST BE something minor. Like some type of CMOS battery ??
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Re: Schematic needed for Fender Fortis 15BT

Postby ef37a » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:13 pm

I don't know why two active speakers should fail at the same time, just extremely bad luck I suppose. As for the directive to "get rid"? I suspect the amplifiers are class D? The power supply is certainly Switch Mode. Both these items are notoriously difficult to repair unless you have the facilities and specialized knowledge (and access to 'exotic' capacitors and semiconductors)

The early electronics might have had an inherently dangerous fault issue? A fire risk say.

This problem is one that has become sadly very common. It seems the bigger the company the worse the service and it is always much harder to communicate with them and even harder to find a place where the buck stops!

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