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Old 25th November 2005, 11:15 PM   #1
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Mono 160W (16Ohm) Aleph-X towers



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1*800VA 2x30V toroid (I'll buy a second one when I have enough money)

CLC filtering
2-3mH air core chokes (still have to wind them from pairs 1mm wire)
4x 37000uF
4 (maybe 6)x 68000uF

16 output devices

Outer dimensions:
250mm x 250mm x 820mm




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Old 25th November 2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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1*800VA 2x30V toroid
Whooohoooo, you intend to ride the A-X at 1,4*30 volts? 42 volts?? You better check Wuffwaff's excell page

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Old 25th November 2005, 11:52 PM   #5
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The alephx will be optimised for a 16 Ohm load so the current draw isn't as high if it's optimised for 8 or even 4 Ohm.

And if the toroids runs to hot I'll use my variac for the time being.
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Old 27th November 2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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Hi,

2x30V really is a bit too much. 2x18V primaries will give you 200 watts in 16 ohms so even if the bias isnīt that high you will be wasting quite a lot of power.........

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One comment from a mechanical engineer, if I may.

You would find that long and narrow heatsinks are not effective for natural convection. The fins are too long and hence resistance to air flow too high. This is why power amplifier heatsinks tends to be wide and short. After 150mm length, the thermal impedance of almost all heatsinks levels off (i.e. no further gain for any additional length). Increasing the spacing between fins helps, but then you loose area in turn given the same width.

Of course this is not the case if you use force convection -- i.e. fan.


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Old 27th November 2005, 01:49 PM   #8
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Hi,

2x30V really is a bit too much. 2x18V primaries will give you 200 watts in 16 ohms so even if the bias isnīt that high you will be wasting quite a lot of power.........

William

Are you sure?

2x18v secondaries gives 50V rail to rail. With some power-supply and mosfet losses this leaves about 45V. 45^2/16=127W


Still 30V is probable a little too high. Maybe I should consider LCLC or LCRC power supply filtering. or buy a new pair of toroids.
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One comment from a mechanical engineer, if I may.

You would find that long and narrow heatsinks are not effective for natural convection. The fins are too long and hence resistance to air flow too high. This is why power amplifier heatsinks tends to be wide and short. After 150mm length, the thermal impedance of almost all heatsinks levels off (i.e. no further gain for any additional length). Increasing the spacing between fins helps, but then you loose area in turn given the same width.

Of course this is not the case if you use force convection -- i.e. fan.


Patrick

Could you elaborates on this with some calculations?
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2x18v secondaries gives 50V from rail to rail. With some power-supply and mosfet losses this leaves about 45V. 45^2/16=127W
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