The discussion has always assumed some capacitance to provide ripple
filtering and some additional voltage regulation.
In a perfect world as usually seen in models, the C can go to infinity and
there is always an improvement on the way up.
In the real world it usually depends on what level of ripple is acceptable.
A SSB amp is less critical of ripple than an AM modulator. The voltage
regulation benefit of more C is limited by the various suppy resistances and
in my experience is reached at around 16-20 uF with a modern transformer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barrie Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; "'jeremy-ca'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "'Amps
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Power transformer for 600 watt rig
> What if . . . one had a choke (swinging, or otherwise) input AND lots of
> 73, Barrie, W7ALW
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