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[Amps] GS-35b fully-submersed oil cooling

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Subject: [Amps] GS-35b fully-submersed oil cooling
From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:50:44 -0700
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Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:53:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amps] GS-35b fully-submersed oil cooling

A properly designed system would have a sump where the water would  
naturally separate from the oil, and a valve to drain the small  
amounts of water collected over time.


### The problem with oil immersion...which is used on some eimac tubes per the
Eimac catalog is..... if you install a metal tub surrounding the tube... you 
now have
stray C from the enclosure to the the anode....which can affect the PI net on 
upper bands.   RF parts used to sell a metal chimney..with a teflon ring on 
top, for
the 3CX-3000A7 tube..for air cooling.  It added 10 pf of C.   
Tube is 24 pf from anode to grid, measured on a wooden bench. 
And when inserted in the socket, rose to 33 pf.  
That extra 9 pf is caused by the proximity of the lower anode fins to the 
chassis below.
Once the metal chimney was installed, it rose to 43 pf. 

##  any oil cooling scheme would involve the use of an external oil pump +  
external air
cooled radiator. ANY leaks anywhere, and you end up with a real mess on your 

Jim  VE7RF

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