[AMRadio] Good solid state/hybrid rigs for AM use

W3CRR w3crr at aerialacts.com
Fri Jan 13 14:36:39 EST 2006

A theoretical benefit in using solid state rectifiers in the Collins 
32V- transmitters is to prolong the life of the often fragile LV 
transformer by eliminating the filament and  thermal loads it takes from 
the rectifier tubes.

Ted Weber's Copper Caps would seem like an easy way to make the 
conversion. These devices, according to Ted, have built in dropping 
resistors and inrush surge current protection.  Has anyone used Copper 
Caps in a 32V?  What was your experience?

Thanks and 73,


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