> you know, guys,
> I was kinda surprised that I was able to fry the switch in
> 200W-rated tuner
> using only 100W RF. Geez, I did it in 5 nimutes :)
Like I said I can fry a tuner that will take 500W at 100 W
or less if I tune it wrong.
It's all about how you tune it.
> Speaking of replacement - I found Lorlin CK1458 at
> mouser.com website. it is
> 250V or 15A rated, I hope it will work better than the
> dead one.
> Is there any alternative place to look for rotary switches
> and possibly
> variable capacitors/inductors?
The issue is almost always voltage in the network and
voltage holdoff in the switch. Normally a switch is sized to
fail slightly after the capacitors arc.
I wouldn't use a Lorlin CK1458. It's a single pole so you
can't short the unused coil area out. That's bad news on
How many positions do you need?
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