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Old 5th July 2012, 06:03 PM   #1
j beede is offline j beede  United States
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Default My Forte 1A fails the five second rule

Anyone care to share what their Forte 1A rails measure? If I set the bias across the 0.47 Ohm emitter resistors to 120mV my 1A's heat sinks run hotter than 50°--failing the 5 second rule. I am currently running ~80mV to get down to ~50°. Of course the ambient temperature this time of year between Sacramento and Reno approaches 50°

Anyone ever try replacing r8 with a resistor plus a pot to implement a crude dc balance?
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Old 5th July 2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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I think I have mine running 80mV or 100mV... Can't remember for sure. Definitely gets warm, though.
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