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Re: [Amps] Supply question

To: "'Rob Atkinson'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Supply question
From: "Sam Carpenter" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:35:55 -0400
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Lots of the Henry amps have idled at 4200 and run between 3700 and 3900
under load for years and years. Some of the B&W, amps and the like ran up
high. Ameritron is somewhere in between and they all seem to make the
numbers. A lot of folks say that the tubes in their amps run longer like
that because they warm up the plates to the point that the tubes "getter"
the full range of gas whenever they are used. I have seen a lot of 4000 v B+
3-500 amps out there being used daily that still have Eimac tubes.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Rob Atkinson
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Supply question

I understand that with 3-500 the 3rd order IMD gets pretty lousy when
the Ep gets up there much above 3 KV.

I also had some idea you get a much bigger chance of arcs in the tube
if you push the Ep way up there near the limit.



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