Hi Steve & LF,
On 28th January 2005 you included the following statement in your e-mail.
""I think Scott has found that anything over 43V at 15A is getting
very scary as the cores will saturate all of a sudden...""
It seems that t has just happened to my PA, although my readings were
showing 36 volts at 14 Amps (504 watts), I was testing again & tweaked the
volts up a bit from 34 volts at 12 Amps (408 watts), it only stayed on about
30 seconds & failed.
During testing after the mods were carried out I bench tested into 50 ohm
dummy load & achieved 645 watts so I felt that I could procede a little
higher into the antenna, the antenna readings looked fine using Jim's
(M0BMU) LF Tuning Meter. So I wonder, was it core saturation??
The core I am using is the original which came with the kit from David
Any thoughts or ideas ??
Gary - G4WGT - IO83qp
Web : http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wgtaylor
From: Steve McDonald [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 28 January 2005 22:50
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: G0MRF 300w Tx PA mods
Gary - it sounds like you are getting similar results as we are with our
'west coast half-killowatt' amps. I am wondering what toroid you are using
in the output xfrmr? Both Scott (VE7TIL) and I are using salvaged TV cores
which seem to be OK up to a limit...they all appear to be slightly
different. I think Scott has found that anything over 43V at 15A is getting
very scary as the cores will saturate all of a sudden...be careful with
yours and get as much cooling on it as you can. I am thinking of rewinding
another output xfrmr with the same turns ratio but with two cores stacked
together. Good luck with yours.
Steve / VE7SL
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