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Old 24th September 2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Please help a newbie with PSU current requirement for Aikido linestage

I'm building an Aikido linestage using all 6SN7 tubes. B+ is 300V and each (half) tube draw about 10ma. I use a PSU that can provide maximum 50ma for both channel.
I'm a newbie in Tube amp and Electronic in general, I have a question: Is my linestage draw 40ma in total or 80ma? If 80ma then I must consider building another PSU, one for each channel

Thanks in advance
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Old 24th September 2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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If you are using 350R cathode resistors for both the input and output stages, you are drawing 10mA per tube @ 300V B+.

Thus, you have a current draw of 40mA from the PSU. Your PSU should work fine with this circuit.

Are you using a preconfigured PSU for your Aikido? If so, from where? I'd be interested in possibly picking one up as a test against my homebrew PSU....
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