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[AMPS] Step start delay?

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Subject: [AMPS] Step start delay?
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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:13:23 -0500

On Fri, 12 Feb 1999 13:11:04 -0800 Loren Moline WA7SKT
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>Find out the relay coil resistance or current.
>The coil should have a electrolytic cap in parallel and a diode and 
>resistor in series with this combination.
>The resistor sets both the dc voltage across the coil and in 
>with the electrolytic capacitor determines the time constant of the 
>Loren   WA7SKT

OH ?  None of the step starts from Ameritron to home brew that I am aware
of use an electrolytic.
You may be trying to duplicate a text book ckt with a decimal point out
of place.

The simplest and most reliable amp type ckts use a resistor only .


73  Carl  KM1H

>At 02:30 PM 2/12/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>Hi Gang,
>>I'm just a neophyte with amplifiers but I'm learning, please excuse 
>>ignorance.  I'm installing a step start kit in my L-4B amplifier.  It 
>>two 48V DC relays in parallel with 10 ohm 10 watt resistors.  I don't 
>>to _borrow_ relay coil power from the place that the step start kit
>>manufacturer suggests.  The instructions suggest I tap into the 
>>used for tube cut off.  I want to get the voltage to trip the relays 
>>the AC power input.  I need to make a circuit that will delay the 
>relay for
>>1/2 a second.  I realize that the power supply is designed to handle 
>>inrush without the step start but I want to save wear and tear on my
>>irreplaceable on/off switch.  What are your suggestions or ideas?  
>>in advance and 73,
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