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[AMPS] Noises in electrolytic capacitors

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Subject: [AMPS] Noises in electrolytic capacitors
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 14:33:06 -0400
> 2 (Rich) wrote:
> > //  (ref SB-1000 and AL-80 owners' manuals)
> > When challenged on his assertion that the 3-500Z was re-rated by
> > Eimac for 500mA 
> I don't know why this keeps coming up, but the SB-1000 and AL80B
> manuals talk about running the plate current up to 500 ma for a short
> period during tuning only, so that you can tune the tank for the peak
> conditions that will occur during SSB use.  They specifically say that
> you should reduce drive in CW to give you 400 ma., and make
> reasonabale statements about the meter swing you should 
expect on SSB.

It comes up because someone has been driven into saturation, and 
distorts everything he reads or hears when he amplifys it. 


The manuals specifically state exactly what you say Vic, but 
Eimac did specifically say IVS operation of the 3-500Z would allow 
operation at over 500mA or higher for long time periods with no 
deterioration in service life.

So even if the manual said what Rich claims it said, which it does 
not, it would still be OK.  
73, Tom W8JI 

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