[Amps] more - oil bath GS-35b

Steve Wright stevewrightnz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 00:20:50 EDT 2015

On 30/03/15 17:01, Gary Schafer wrote:
> You do not need to slow the flow down in order to pick up heat. The faster
> the flow the more heat will be transferred.

Correct!  The faster the oil flow in the tube cooler, the better the 

But not so for the radiator.  The oil must slow down and be in the 
radiator for a finite time for the heat to be transferred from the oil 
to the air.

> On another note, you will need as much air movement to cool the radiator as
> you would need to cool the tube directly. With oil cooling you are only
> moving the heat from the tube to the radiator. You still have the same
> amount of heat to transfer to the air.


> Although with the radiator the surface area to cool will be much larger than
> it is with air cooling the tube so the air velocity can be lower.

Exactly!  Very much lower, and very very much quieter.  I want to sit 
next to my quiet amp - not my vacuum cleaner.


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