[TenTec] My Jupiter Problem (Surplus Breaker)

James C. Owen, III k4cgy_list@yahoo.com
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 08:58:47 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Bill,
   While the 20A fast as used on the Corsair will work there is
one problem using it. The Jupiter is not as efficient as the
corsair and at full 100W pulls about 19A. On CW it begins to
activate the trip circuit on the breaker and as you key you hear
a click, click, click coming from the breaker.  This is not
noticable on SSB and you can greatly reduce it by dropping power
to 85-90 watts on CW.
   I took another route and bought the 22A fast breaker. With the
22A there is still a very slight click on CW but barely
Therefore I recommend anyone buying some from POCO to use the 22A
fast, it's still well below the 25A fuse in the Jupiter.  

                        Jim K4CGY 
--- Bill Brannick <WmLB@prefer.net> wrote:
> My Jupiter should be back on Friday with the new finals. I did
> take the 
> recommendation of Cecil and ordered a fast acting 20A circuit
> breaker from 
> Poco Sales to place in the line from my Astron RM-35 power
> supply.

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