Thanks for all the responses to my inquiry - some very different opinions so
I'm still not sure of the correct answer. Please be advised that the Alpha
series amps do not have taps for different input voltages - only 115/220V.
If they did that would certainly be an obvious and easy solution to the
Any further suggestions appreciated.
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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 12:29:02 -0500
From: "Paul Cassel " <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Power consumption question
To: "'Tony Rogozinski'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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My ALPHA 87A manual shows taps on the primary to handle 200, 220 and 240vac
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Power consumption question
> The 220 Volt lines here in Bogota only supply about 207/208 volts which
> is not sufficient to power up an Alpha amp. (question asked previously
> how to correct this problem) I have found a 5000 watt Voltage Converter
> Stabilizer at a good price and am wondering if this unit would be
> large for two Alpha's at the same time. Seems like each would draw maybe
> 7-9 amps if my math is correct and this unit would handle at least 20
> It's been about 30 years since I studied electronics and have forgotten
> everything I ever knew!
> Any response appreciated
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