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RE: [TCML] The Practical construction of VTTCs
The two big pins are the filament, you can check , should be a almost dead
short. Look at the bottom and with the two larger pins toward you, the grid
will be away from you on the right.
Rich , Kd0zz
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Subject: Re: [TCML] The Practical construction of VTTCs
Big question how do I identify the pins for the Cathode Gate and
filament input? (sorry I'm new to this)
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Matthew Edwards <
> I built a similar circuit with 2 811A's (can be found on Steve wards
> site) with the secondary connections being made within the ends of the
> secondary itself. I now realize the possible issues of doing this but
> never had an issue. I suspect that simply placing a divider within
> your secondary would be more than adequate.
> I also just wanted to throw out there the fact that if you use a
> Staccato controller you can likely increase the life of the tubes
> BTW, I used a single 1kw MOT and it performed extremely well
> considering the components being used...
> Good luck with the build and enjoy the process!
> Matthew Edwards
> On Jul 14, 2012, at 9:55 AM, Neon Tesla <neontesla@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I recently purchased a matched set of 572B tubes for a 3"
> > VTTC and now I realized that there are not nearly as many pages on
> > the practical construction of VTTCs so now i'm stuck. I was planing
> > to use both tubes and parallel two MOTs, then use an oil filled
> > secondary. I know the basics of a VTTC but I have many questions.
> > Firstly I wonder if
> > this<
> > schematics
> > values would
> > need to be upped to handle two MOTs? Second I was wondering if the
> > MOTs would need a ballast or rather the tubes would draw the
> > required current and not pull too much current. Any help is greatly
> > appreciated,
> > Thanks!
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