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Re: [TenTec] Ten-Tec PA design

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten-Tec PA design
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:29:38 -0500
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On Fri, 2006-07-14 at 16:38 -0400, Bill Tippett wrote:
> K0CQ:
>  >The 25 amp fuse is too insensitive for PA protection. Neither it nor a
> 25 amp breaker are likely to trip at less than 125% which they should
> hold indefinitely, that's 31.25 amps. That's why I use a 15 amp fuse to
> protect my Corsair II and it has so far. It seems to be as effective as
> the Airpax which I don't have. That 15 amp fuse from a reputable
> manufacturer (I use nothing but Buss fuses, no off shore products) seems
> to be fast and sensitive enough.
>          This actually makes a lot of sense.
> I normally only run 65-70W anyway to my amp and
> my antennas are resonant.  Think I will opt for
> this instead of the Air Pax.  W3DQ can collect
> orders for the Air Pax if others are interested.
>                                          73,  Bill  W4ZV
Buss brand ATC fuses and holders are in most hardware stores, auto parts
stores and my local Wallyworld.
73, Jerry, K0CQ,
All content copyright Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, electrical engineer

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