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Re: [TowerTalk] Recommended Coaxial Surge Protector for HF

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Recommended Coaxial Surge Protector for HF
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 06:49:05 -0500
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On 12/31/2010 6:20 PM, Alan NV8A wrote:
> On 12/31/10 05:51 pm, I wrote:
>> I forget what other components were in the one coax protector I opened
>> up, but there was no gas-discharge tube; there was an MOV, but I don't
>> recall whether it was labeled to indicate its specs.
> Now that I have looked again at ICE's document comparing their devices
> with PolyPhaser's, and at the description of the Polyphaser devices on
> the DX Engineering Web site, I see that both say that Polyphaser uses
> gas-discharge devices -- so either I misremembered what I had seen or I
> did not identify the component properly.
PolyPhaser at one time used solid state rather than gas discharge as all 
of the ones I have here are solid state.  Unlike gas discharge they are 
not self healing. Of course any of them take a big enough hit and they 
are beyond healing...just so long as they do the job.


Roger (K8RI)
> Alan NV8A
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