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Old 5th February 2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default PS Capacitance of Aleph X

I am building an Aleph X with about 300W of power consumption. I am using 4 X 47000uf on my PS. will that be enoguh?

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Old 5th February 2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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It will work but as usual in Aleph amplifiers, more is better.
I used six of them in a CRCRC combination. R's are 0.1ohm.

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It will work but as usual in Aleph amplifiers, more is better.
I used six of them in a CRCRC combination. R's are 0.1ohm.

/Hugo

What is the difference when i add the resistor between it?
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Old 5th February 2006, 12:25 PM   #4
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From practice; you get a big reduction in ripple after every R and a small voltage drop. The smaller the resistor value, the smaller the voltage drop and the smaller the heat dissipation. When choosing bigger value resistors you start wasting too much power and need bigger resistors and heatsinks to cool them.
Not sure if a bigger value, say 0.5ohm has any effect on further decreasing ripple.

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When R = 0.1 and C is 47,000uf,
Xc = 6.28 x 100 (50Hz) x 0.047 = 0.034
R+Xc = (0.1^2+0.034^2)^0.5 = 0.106

Ripple voltage attenuation = 20*log(0.034/0.106) = -10dB
So, better supply voltage regulation . . .

CRC = -10dB
CRCRC = -20dB

My calculation might be incorrect . . . anyhow, I am just trying to demonstrate how the ripple voltage could be reduced by the R . . .

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Hi,

Im using a CLC with 50000uF - 2.2mH - 100000uF per rail. This has even less ripple and doesnt produce as much heat as resistors.

Ive used intertechnik torobars and tested them up to 10A without getting into saturation.

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Hi,

Im using a CLC with 50000uF - 2.2mH - 100000uF per rail. This has even less ripple and doesnt produce as much heat as resistors.

Ive used intertechnik torobars and tested them up to 10A without getting into saturation.

William

so less ripple current is better?
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Ripple translates in hum, which is exactly what we don't want to hear.

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