[Amps] water purity/conductivity in water cooled, tube, > amplifiers

Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 24 09:58:05 EDT 2018

I don’t think this is correct. Every one I’ve ever seen is now aluminum. 

Kim N5OP

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> On Apr 23, 2018, at 22:33, Randy <randy at verizon.net> wrote:
>> On 4/23/2018 9:28 AM, amps-request at contesting.com wrote:
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>> I know that really pure water is actually corrosive and will do it's
>> best to gain ions in order to get to some natural level of
>> minerals/contaminants.??? I built the coolers out of several pieces of
>> brass and hard silver brazed it all together.? I know the electrical
>> current will cause an etching or eroding effect of the materials in the
>> cooler, but I used what I had.?? At this point, I have no idea how often
>> I will changing? out the water.? Could be after only 10 hours of use, or
>> it may be 100 hours and the cooler may rot out in no time.
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> Just wondering out loud... I'd bet some cars have either all-plastic radiators, or, maybe plastic heater cores for the A/C. Maybe that would remove the issues of metal ions from the heat-exchanger. Undoubtedly less efficient at removing heat from the water than metal, but size cures a lot of ills.
> Randy
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