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Re: [Amps] Idleing amp ?

To: "W5CPT" <>, "Amps" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Idleing amp ?
From: "Carl" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:25:35 -0400
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Turning it on and off constantly causes more damage than leaving it on 
for the full time you are operating.

The mains power draw is miniscule.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W5CPT" <>
To: "Amps" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:33 PM
Subject: [Amps] Idleing amp ?

>I have an SB-200 and was wondering if it is better to let it idle when 
>I am tuning around or leave it off and turn it on only when I need it. 
>I built a Standby Switch into the control cable from the radio to the 
>amp so I can use the radio without keying the amp. I used an 
>Opto-isolator from Ham Gadgets and only provide power to the circuit 
>when I want to use the amp. It has worked well but I wonder which 
>scenario is better for the amp.
> Clint - W5CPT
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