Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:37:27 -0600
From: "Jim W7RY" <email@example.com>
To: "Radio WC6W" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "AMPS" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Amps] 8877 Grid Connection DC or Not
Marv... Because this will be a single power supply and multiple RF deck (5
or 6 of them) amplifier system for a contest station. I dont want to use
vacuum relays as high voltage switches.
Metering plate current is easy. Simply put the plate current meter (set back
from the front panel for safety) in series with the HV on the RF deck.
## There was some minor trick to this scheme, that I worked out a few years
somebody else. I will try and dig up my old notes. It used one big B+ supply,
to 6 x amps. Each amp used the same type tube. Each RF deck had its own fil
its own plate / grid / HV meter.
## If I recall, the B+ was fed to the 6 x amps in the normal fashion. Ditto
with the B-.
Plate current in each RF deck was measured in the normal way, ditto with grid
IE: B- coming into back of rf deck fed to NEG of plate current meter. POS of
current meter bonded to POS of grid current meter. NEG of grid current meter
chassis. POS of both grid + plate meter fed towards CT of fil xfmr. Usual
in series with the CT, with TR contacts across it. HV meter in each RF deck
was wired directly between
incoming B and B-.
## RVS connected 6A10 diodes wired between B- and chassis...in HV supply.
Then the B- cant wander more than
+/- .7 volt.
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