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Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such

To: R L Measures <>, "Joe Subich,W4TV" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such
From: Colin Lamb <>
Reply-to: Colin Lamb <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:50:44 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
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Rich asks:

"Can an unloaded tank reach potentials higher than the breakdown  
voltage of its Tune C?"

Yes.  We are not dealing with dc, but waves.  These waves do not necessarily 
where you expect them or want them to.  The peaks will vary depending upon the 
frequency and length of components.  It might be easier to imagine standing 
waves on antennas.  The same thing will apply in tank circuits. 

So, having a plate tuning capacitor that breaks down at 5 kv will not 
necessarily prevent arcing at a plate switch that is rated a 6 kv.

Colin  K7FM  

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