[Amps] Terminology Question
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:11:43 -0800
Yep, the A battery was for the filaments, the B battery for the plates, the
C battery for the grids, etc.
I'm sure the "B+" designation relates back to the golden days of battery
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> I believe it is from the old broadcast receivers used by thousands of
> families in the 20s and 30s before they had powerlines to rural areas. I
> remember my grandfather and my dad speaking of the B battery. It supplied
> the plate voltage.
> Steve wd0ct
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> > What is the origin of the B+ term in amp/radio/power supply terminology.
> > understand it to be the high voltage supply, but I do not know the
> > the designation and that has finally bothered me at age 52. It seems to
> > the only voltage referred to with this type of shorthand.........i.e. no
> > or -; no B-, no C + or -.
> > R Meadows
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