[AMPS] SB-220: Operate/Standby Switch

measures 2@vc.net
Mon, 5 Feb 2001 05:18:31 -0800

>Rich said:
>>What is needed is a Stepstart.   
>I feel that this applies to more than the SB220, and is desirable on any
>amplifier above the 500 watt or so level. Having said that, the cost when 
>you're building a commercial amplifier has to be considered, and it's 
>cheaper to use a switch and sell spares. 

Appliance rocker switches come in two flavors.  1. for resistive loads 
and 2. for surge current loads.  I have some 15A rocker switches that are 
rated at 43A surge.   

> If you amortize costs over the years, it may
>well be cheaper for the customer too. Hams can be very tight fisted.......
Good engineering is often cheaper in the long run.  

>But as an 'add on' to a commercial amp, or in a home brew amp, I'd argue that
>step start is very highly desirable. To the point where it can be considered
>Peter G3RZP

-  Rich..., 805.386.3734, www.vcnet.com/measures.  

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