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Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such

To: "Mike Sawyer" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such
From: Bill Coleman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 21:45:54 -0400
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On Jun 26, 2006, at 9:15 PM, Mike Sawyer wrote:

> Bill said: .....I don't know why. With just a little bit of  
> searching, I
> found a
> 3-500Z spec sheet that clearly shows constant current curves going as
> high as 2.2 amps! (Here:<
> sheets/088/3/3-500Z.pdf>)
> So much for the claim that the 3-500Z can't pass more than 420 mA....
> I call your attention to that same link where it refers to 'RF Linear
> Amplifier Grounded Grid, Class B'. It clearly states: Maximum Ratings
> DC Plate Voltage........ 4000 Volts
> DC Plate Current........ 0.400 Amp
> Plate Dissipation........ 500 Watts
> Grid Dissipation........ 20 Watts
> I think someone ought to recant their statements with regards to  
> what the
> manufacturer's maximum rating specifications.

So, Mike, explain to me how the manufacturer can get constant current  
curves all the way up to 2.2 A if the maximum plate current is .4 A.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
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