[TowerTalk] Protection of a preamp

Lizeth Norman normanlizeth at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 11:14:16 EST 2014

Hi all!
I have a preamp that I switch in and out with a pair of spdt coaxial
relays. The NC positions pass through and the NO positions hold the preamp.
The relays are +24Vdc and the preamp needs ideally 12Vdc.
Presently, I have the preamps hooked up to +24Vdc and they are frying.
What I'd like to do is when I key the relay, also feed the preamp through
20 diodes to drop the Voltage to something respectable. Possibly using a
100uF cap across the preamp.
Am I asking for trouble? Do dragons live here?
Norm n3ykf

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