Are you thinking about just replacing the relay
across the resistor with a Triac? Or something more
involved like a phase controlled ramp??
A Triac will exhibit a considerable loss during
normal, post startup, operation. I've seen circuits
where a Triac is used with a relay connected in
parallel. The Triac is first enabled, then shorted by
the relay. This greatly reduces contact wear on the
relay while avoiding the typical 2V drop of a Triac.
73 & Good morning,
--- Andy GD0TEP <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi group,
> I'm thinking about using thyristor controlled
> softstart on my amplifier PSU
> transformer for my next project, is there anything I
> should be concerned
> about using this type of softstart?
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