Hmmm, if there are no good rules of thumb and no peak current/energy ratings
supply components, how does one go about sizing the glitch resistor? I guess
out small and keep making it bigger until parts stop failing, or perhaps start
out big and
make it smaller until things start failing :):)
BTW, speaking of grid components, how come Drake grounds the grids on the L-7
a parallel combination of RF chokes and capacitors? Seems like one could
same goal by grounding the grids directly with a low inductance strap right to
73 de Mike, W4EF..............
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Ian White, G3SEK" <email@example.com>; "Mike"
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [AMPS] SB-1000 mods?
> > Wouldn't the 4CX5000 tend to have a larger filter capacitor, and thus
> > a bit more energy to dump, or is peak current the real concern? With
> The 4 by 5 will have higher voltage, but the tube will easily handle
> more impact than a small tube. Every system needs to be looked
> at in view of the total system.
> > Rich's example of the 10 ohm glitch R in the SB-220, and assuming some
> > stray R in caps and chokes, you are still talking about a peak current
> > pulse on the order of 180 amps!! Seems like an awful lot of current.
> > What can the average plate choke withstand??
> There is no average plate choke. That is the problem with rules of
> The most important thing is to not put a glitch resistor in the grid. It
> belongs in the HV lead.
> 73, Tom W8JI
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