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[TenTec] Hercules and Batteries

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Subject: [TenTec] Hercules and Batteries
From: ac5aa@juno.com (Duane A. Calvin)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 22:01:43 -0500
A question I've wondered about on the Herc P.S. - does it provide 12v to
the powered-off rig to keep the main oscillator oven running, or do you
have to put up with the initial drift as it warms up?  Just curious. 
(Won't be using it as I'm admiring my new, as yet unpowered, Centurion...
what a monster!)

        73,  Duane

Duane A. Calvin, AC5AA
ac5aa@Juno.com -or- duanec@prodigy.net
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On Tue, 21 Apr 1998 22:19:13 -0400 "Steve Ellington" <n4lq@iglou.com>
>I have the Hercules II and the matching monster power supply. This 
>powers both the Amplifier and the Omni V. Cables and jacks are 
>provided for
>each on the power supply. 80 amps are dedicated to the Amp and 20 or 
>so for
>the rig. Thus we have a 100 amp supply. When I want to use the rig or
>amplifier, I simply flip the approiate power switch on either unit. 
>power supply has a built in sensor that detects the increased load and
>turns itself on. No off-on switch is needed on the supply. It will run 
>either 110vac or 220vac. I recommend 220 otherwise your lights will be
>Yes this supply is expensive but it is what makes the station so easy 
>use. A battery would of course work but it would add extra complexity 
>and a
>potential hazard. Yes, it is a lot cheaper.
>A friend of mine uses two Astron 50 amp supplies in parallel to run 
>Hercules II. This saved him a bundle and of course it works fine. It 
>give him a couple of extra switches to flip. I would prefer this to
>Steve Ellington
>Amateur Radio Operator N4LQ
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