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Old 23rd October 2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Hammond 269AX to run 6 ECC88s?

I'm looking at the Hammond 269AX to run a headphone amp. The current of the filament windings is listed as 2A, while 3 E88CCs (6 filaments) at 365mA per filament will draw 2.19A. Are the Hammonds in this range over-rated any, where I am safe using the 269AX, or do I need to keep looking? I really like the 269AX because it gives me everything in one xfmr, and it's readily available.

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Old 22nd November 2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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It should be fine. I'm drawing more than the rated current from my Hammond too.
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Old 22nd November 2012, 03:30 AM   #3
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If you de-rate the other winding(s) a bit,you should be okay.
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