Phil Clements escribió:
> > Why would one need to tune for grid-current ? Minimal grid current does
> > not give a correct tune. Maximal grid-current does not give a correct
> > tune. A correct tune is max out with the drive needed to produce 1A of
> > anode current per 8877 -- which coincidentally results in c. 100mA
> > grid-current per grid, which could be seen on a 0-500 scale. However,
> > there is no need to measure grid-current on a cathode-driven amp.
> > Grid-driven, yes.
> When I tune an 8877 amp, I tune everything for maximum power out.
> I then tweak the PA loading cap slightly to give a needle-width decrease
> on the wattmeter. I need to see the grid current at this time to make sure
> it goes down and not up when making this adjustment. This slight reduction
> in suds makes a nice increase in clean.
I've read in a book to decrease output nearly 2% (may be the same
thing) to achieve better linearity, but, do you increase or decrease
capacitance of loading control?.
Guillermo - LU8EYW.