Well, after nearly a decade my workhorse Samlex 1235M has "died". By died I mean no output, I opened it up just to physically look to see if there were signs of burnt parts, I noticed a blown fuse. I will admit I am an Extra class ham who doesn't have the knowledge to really troubleshoot this, my meter is even a cheap Chinese meter. My dad would be ashamed of me for not learning the things he tried to teach me. Anyhow, I am wondering if it is worth it to bother sending it off for repair. I guess the question is really, does anyone have experience with sending off their Switching Power supply for repair in terms of cost and/or time? For now I can run off my 20Ah Bioenno battery for my needs; however, I am debating if I go the replacement route what I should do. I am leaning towards around Samlex just because they are so cost effective for a decent PS and they don't take up much space. My FT-1000 has a built in power supply so the Samlex currently powers my KX2 and 857D (not typically at the same time). I may in the next couple of years invest in a KXPA100 which draws 20 amps, though it may make sense to just run that off it's own Power Supply. Anyone have any experience with the Astron switching power supplies? I started with RS-20A and I don't know what ever happened to it (long story involving a family friend holding stuff in storage and some deaths along the way). The RS-35A is a big guy, maybe too big for my current desk but they are built like a rock. I think the only thing Dad ever did with the Astron RS-20A's was replace the full-wave bridge rectifier. Anyone have any experience with the Powerwerx Solid State amps? That is what Elecraft sells as a companion for the KXPA100. $120. I have heard negative things about the MFJ power supplies, though I know some people have no problems. Though the 30A supplies aren't much cheaper. Lots of options out there for the appliance ham and lots of places to buy from. If I were a real ham I would probably not half to repair this power supply because I would have built my own from scratch to start with.