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Old 26th Jul 2010, 5:39 pm   #17
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Default Re: Bush BAC31 motorboating

Try it. The heater current is higher which is why you shouldn't run it for too long. You don't want to end up with a duff mains transformer as well! I suppose you could fit a solid state reccy like a 1n4007 but you will have to be very very carefull when doing this because of the increased HT available which will almost certainly be much higher than the 80V required. If you want to go down this route, there is a way of doing it without causing damage to the valves which I can go through with you. At the moment try the EZ40. A new EZ41 would not be expensive anyway and it's hardly worth the effort of fitting a solid state version while there are plenty of the thermionic variety around.

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