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Old 24th December 2007, 01:06 AM   #1
Richard Ellis is offline Richard Ellis  Argentina
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Default Transformer chassis layout

Have a question...has anybody experimented with a vertical stacking of magnetic components? I'm running out of room on the chassis so I want to put a grounded ( Earthed) metal plate to isolate the AC flux off the chokes.....or am I opening a can of magnetized worms?
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Old 26th December 2007, 02:52 AM   #2
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I tend to build all my amps vertically now. I find it easier. I use three stacks: PT + L + C : turrwt board, final filtering etc (+OPTs in poweramps) : only tubes out the top.

Layout follows the same considerations, and I mock up first and test for hum with it on before making final PT, OPT, PS-L positioning decisions.

PS: a stereo poweramp is about the same size as a desktop PC. With tubes sticking out the top.
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Old 26th December 2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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Just noticed you're using 813's. My PP 183 Triode amps were the same size as a two drawer filing cabinet and weighed ~50kg/channel.
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Just noticed you're using 813's. My PP 183 Triode amps were the same size as a two drawer filing cabinet and weighed ~50kg/channel.

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Old 27th December 2007, 01:42 AM   #5
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Long disassembled I'm sorry, but I still have all the component parts. It put out too much heat to use in the summer, and I've since moved to a smaller house where I don't need the power. It was as ugly as hell.
All the weight was from the 4 10kg chokes I used in the LCLC filament supplies.
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Old 27th December 2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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Ah, a pitty !
Do you have a schematic ? Mainly Im curious as to what you used for your filament supply.

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