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[AMPS] resistors

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Subject: [AMPS] resistors
From: (Rich Measures)
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:21:41 -0800

>Just a comment on the bleeder thread... er... string
?  [chortle]

>   I employ a series-parallel configuration in my amplifier power supply.
> The individual resistors are run at about 25% of their ratings.   In the
>unlikely event that one of the resistors  operated so conservatively
>should fail (open), the second string will still provide a safety bleed.
>   Also, in my particular application, wherein I source my screen supply
>from the low end of the bleed, a failure would be indicated by a screen
>regulation fault.
?  Since most amplifiers have a hv voltmeter, an additional source of 
bleed exists.  In any event, most guys read the voltmeter to see if the 
hv filter caps bleed down.  

-  cheers,  Marv


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