On Sat, 20 Feb 1999 11:04:46 -0600 Jon Ogden <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Was looking at my 89 handbook at some of the amplifier designs to look
>what folks were using for filament chokes. Starting on page 30-50,
>is a design for an 8877 amp. In looking at the schematic, the guy
>NO filament choke. The two filament lines are both bypasssed to
>by .01 uF caps. From what I can tell the filaments are on pins 1 & 5
>the tube and the schematic says that pins 2,3,4,6, & 7 are the cathode
>input. Yes, it's grounded grid.
>Is the 8877 set up this way so that the filament pins are isolated
>the cathode? Is that why he's able to get away with it? I'm ignorant
>how the 8877 is set up.
The 8877 is indirectly heated as is the 8874, 3CX800, YC-156 and others.
A small filament choke is advantageous in order to assure full isolation.
Ameritron uses one as did Dentron which may account in part for their
excellent stability without voodoo .
73 Carl KM1H
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