[TenTec] Plate Voltage reading on Centurion

Roger zrdc28 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 4 20:06:28 EST 2009

I do not know about the Centurion but I have the Titan and the plate voltage has for the last 10 years read 3 to 400 volts low
but with full output.I checked it with a high voltage probe and a Fluke and the voltage is where it should be. I just don't worry about it reading low. 

--- On Wed, 2/4/09, john <johnmb at nc.rr.com> wrote:

> From: john <johnmb at nc.rr.com>
> Subject: [TenTec] Plate Voltage reading on Centurion
> To: tentec at contesting.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 4:37 PM
> Hi Everyone,
> My trusty Centurion (which will still pump out rated power
> on 20m without a 
> great strain) seems to have the plate voltage dropping to
> what reads now ~ 
> 2400V. Since it was at TT less than a year ago with a good
> bill of health, 
> I doubt the electrolytics are failing, especially since the
> amp seems to be 
> making full power (though I rarely run it that hard).
> Is the meter shunt known to go bad on this ?  I do have a
> Fluke HV probe 
> for my 87 and am capable of measuring it safely.  I'm
> guessing TT still has 
> the shunt itself should I need one.
> Thanks for any info
> John k5mo
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