I use silencers normally used for the silent mounting of PC fans in my Titan
to reduce the
clickety clack of the vacuum relay. This prevents the noise being propagated
to the chasis of the amp.
For a picture look at:
You can also check ag6k's website at http://www.somis.org/relay-mtg.html
73 Gert, PA3AAV
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 11:11 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Ten-Tec amplifier vacuum relay noise
>I have a Titan 425 and a Hercules II 420 amplifier. The vacuum relays in
> the two amplifiers appear to be the same model. The vacuum relay in the
> 425 makes much more noise. I know it uses a higher voltage to actuate it
> that the 420 does, 20 V versus 13 V. That may be part of the difference
> in noise. I am wondering if differences in the mounting of the relays
> and the stiffness of the wires connected to the relay is also an
> important factor in the amount of noise radiated (acoustically) from the
> relay. I am considering replacing the grommets that the relay board is
> mounted with, and adding short lengths or braid in the connections to
> the relay (not stiffened by being totally soaked full of solder) to help
> isolate the relay vibration from the rest of the chassis.
> Anyone out there tried any of this already? I'd be interested to hear
> about your successes and/or failures.
> DE N6KB
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