[AMPS] Some tube questions...conversion to H2O cooling
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 16:34:30 -0400
Yes, but at the same time, your also adding Cg. Which is usually minute with
one tube but begins to add up with several.
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From: measures <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Steve Thompson <email@example.com>; AMPS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: [AMPS] Some tube questions...conversion to H2O cooling
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Bob Duckworth <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> >Date: 19 September 2000 15:25
> >Subject: [AMPS] Some tube questions...conversion to H2O cooling
> >>I'm curious.
> >>How do I figure out how much current I can squeeze through a tube.
> >>Lets use the 4cx250FG for example.
> >>It's heater draws 14 watts.
> >>The max plate voltage is 2KV and it's rated
> >>as a 500W input tube.
> >>Plate dissapation is 250W.
> >>If I can keep it cool, how much plate current can I expect to run
> >>before there are not enough electrons coming off the heater?
> >The most I've ever known of is running them in real cut off class C with
> >about 400mA of anode current key down. The user had a source of really
> >ones that took 3kV in cutoff and 2.7kV key down. Output from a pair was
> >the 1.5kw region, and they lasted around a year of regular skeds. For EME
> >MS cw use, transmit duty is about 60%, and there's 50% rx time so the
> >dissipation isn't compromised.
> >At $10 each, I'd stick to 2kV, 250mA and just put more in parallel.
> good idea, Steve. Paralleling tubes is a lot easier than most builders
> think. As RL decreases, more Tune-C is naturally needed to maintain a Q
> of c. 10.
> - Rich..., 805.386.3734, www.vcnet.com/measures.
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