[Amps] Plate impedance

Will Matney craxd1 at verizon.net
Mon Apr 10 11:18:28 EDT 2006


In this edition of the Radiotron Designers Handbook, 3rd edition, (c) 1945, it says;

(1) "The plate resistance (rp) is the rate of change of plate voltage with change of plate current, and the grid voltage being maintained constant".

The formula here uses (u) for amplification factor, (gm) for mutual transductance, and (rp) for plate resistance.

rp = u / gm

(2) "The plate resistance is given by the change of plate voltage divided by the change of plate current for constant grid voltage, that is;

Ep1 - Ep2 / Delta Ip

Delta, meaning the delta sign before Ip which means change in.

I have a copy of the RCA transmitting tube book, and that may be where I read that. I forgot about even having a copy! I'll dig it up where ever it is and take a looksie. I saw the 1950's version of the Radiotron Designers Handbook has over 1000 pages. This old one has 352 counting the index. Of course it is all tube info too.

I would still like to find the factors for A, AB1, AB2, B, and C just for sh**s and grins.

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On 4/10/06 at 3:17 PM Peter Chadwick wrote:

>I seem to remember my RCA TT4 handbook listed the load impedance as the
>plate swing divided by Ib0, the quiescent plate current. A typo, obviously.
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