[Amps] 3CX800A7 Spares - cook them periodically?
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Thu Jul 17 14:17:25 EDT 2014
The resistor is the other half of the suppressor. The 3CX800 is a very
stable tube and is gentle on a basic 2W carbon resistor.
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>I understand the concept (although not the black magic) of parasitic
> surpressors and chokes; but you raise the issue of damping resistances.
> What do
> you mean by that? Where in a triode circuit would they go?
> Steve Gilbert
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>> Anyone have a schematic for a burn in fixture?
> If it were to be made, it would be a simple socket with blower/fan,
> airflow interlock, filament power at a slightly low voltage with the
> current limiting during turn on. More elaborate would be a tester that
> plate voltage, and of course bias on the grid or cathode to prevent
> excessively high beam current. As this is done, though, the chances of
> the tube
> becoming an oscillator goes up, so 'stoppers' like parasitic chokes and
> damping resistances would be considered. Its just not worth the effort if
> have the amplifier that can test them occasionally.
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