RE: Tube watts & volts
From: Tesla List [SMTP:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 1999 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: Tube watts & volts
Original Poster: Grayson B Dietrich <electrofire-at-juno-dot-com>
On Fri, 02 Jul 1999 12:46:19 -0600 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
>Original Poster: "Dr. John W. Gudenas" <jgudenas-at-admin.aurora.edu>
>Max plate voltage is normally given in DC and for an 811A that is
>However, it is possible to use self rectification with AC on the plate
>obviously peak to peak would be the safe limit.
Not sure what you mean by self rectification. Is that what happens when
ever a tube circuit such as this is run on AC
Yes, when you use AC direct from the plate transformer to the vacuum
tube oscillator this is what happens. It also produces a characteristic
60Hz hum in the corona discharge due to half use of the sine wave
on the plate side of the oscillator.
John W. Gudenas, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Computer Science and Mathematics
Aurora University, Aurora IL 60506
Office: 630-844-5539 Fax: 630-844-7830