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Subject: [AMPS] YC-156
From: (Rich Measures)
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:28:21 -0800

>Joe says:
>> When underdriven the RL goes quite high  
>Only if you are going for maximum plate swing when running 1500 watts out.
>If you ran with say a 2000 ohm load and 2700 volts pk swing (5400 v p-p),
>you'd get about 1800 watts at the tube. Efficiency wouldn't be anything to
>write home about, .......

?  good point.  However, it goes without saying that one would be doing 
the tuneup at c. the 15k in, 9k out level --  into a dummy load, of 
course!.  .  .  

>... but that's not what you're looking for if using that big a tube. 

?  [chortle]

>With 5 or 6kV on the plate and a good standing current, it would be
>well under run  - nearer Class A than AB. Probably last a life time.
>Also, it would probably be worth buying shares in the electricity company,
>since you'll help the profits with the low efficiency.
?  [guffaw] 
-  cheers, Peter


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