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 30th January 2009, 07:58 AM #1 HVfanatic   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Feb 2008 Choke load calculation... Can anybody send me a link that explains how to calculate choke loads? Thanks, Dirk
 30th January 2009, 08:28 AM #2 316a   diyAudio Member     Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: West London Go to vt52.com . Look at diycorner , tip and tricks , software tools and open platechoke.xls . 316A
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This was written w/r/t/ attenuators, but the calculation is the same. From http://www.intactaudio.com/atten_FAQ.html

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 The simplified approach is to determine the desired load taking into consideration the lowest frequency of interest and doing a few simple calculations. For example: If your source is a CD player with a 50 ohm Z-out and you want to adhere to the 1:10 ratio of source to load many suggest all you need ot do is pick a suitable low frequency (often 20hz) and plug the numbers into the Z=2piFL formula to get, 500=2*pi*20*L. Solving for L gives you a required 4hy inductance to provide a 500 ohm load to a 50 ohm source.
Substitute rp for the cd Z-out in the example.

 30th January 2009, 09:16 AM #4 HVfanatic   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Feb 2008 THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 30th January 2009, 10:51 AM #5 HVfanatic   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Feb 2008 Hi, I got so far: Using a PL509 in Screen drive, I get Rp = 8000 Ohm. I want the -3 db point at 50Hz, this means, I have to use a 25 Henry choke Electrostatics need push-pull, so my choke must be wound with opposite coils, having a total of 50 Henry. If I use 2500Volt as a power supply, I assume that I negnect the Ohmic resistance (Is this correct???). The tube can handle 40 Watt dissipation. So 15mA of standing Current would be ok??? I haven't found any mu values for the tube in ETM? Somebody has values, comments to my thoughts??? Regs, Dirk
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 Originally posted by HVfanatic Hi, I got so far: Using a PL509 in Screen drive, I get Rp = 8000 Ohm. I want the -3 db point at 50Hz, this means, I have to use a 25 Henry choke Electrostatics need push-pull, so my choke must be wound with opposite coils, having a total of 50 Henry. If I use 2500Volt as a power supply, I assume that I negnect the Ohmic resistance (Is this correct???). The tube can handle 40 Watt dissipation. So 15mA of standing Current would be ok??? I haven't found any mu values for the tube in ETM? Somebody has values, comments to my thoughts??? Regs, Dirk
If you can find it , the Svetlana EL509 datasheet has screen curves . You should have no problems obtaining 50H with a centre-tapped choke . You may find a push pull output transformer will get your project up and running . I used a ultralinear transformer a while ago strapped as a stepup autoformer . The UL taps were connected to the anodes of the output valves and the output to the stators taken directly from the anode taps . It worked well with my DIY treble panels , I don't know how well this will work with a full range panel though

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 30th January 2009, 01:43 PM #7 revintage diyAudio Member   Join Date: May 2007 As I mentioned in your other thread, Jack at Electra-Print have made a PP-pair for me. About current you must know the ESLs capacitance at 20kHz to calculate. Also I doubt EL519 can take 2,5kV continous even at low currents.
 30th January 2009, 02:00 PM #8 SY   On Hiatus     Join Date: Oct 2002 Location: Chicagoland I prototyped a PP choke-loaded amp for my ESLs a couple of years ago- if you have a step-up transformer (I used the LF one for the Acoustat MK121), just turn it around and use the secondary to load the tubes. The primary can be left open or be shunted with a damping network. Balanced, center-tapped, known-good at high voltage, known high enough inductance for the panels, what's not to like? __________________ "You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
 30th January 2009, 02:36 PM #9 Tweeker   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Dec 2004 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio __________________ Be sure your foil hat has a good low impedance ground.
 30th January 2009, 03:47 PM #10 HVfanatic   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Feb 2008 @316a: I don't understand. I could understand if you used the EL519 as pentode. So I would take the signal from the anode leads... But you connect the UL leads with the valve anode, and the esl with the Anode leads... In case of a screen drive, I would only use the anode leads... @revintage: Curcio uses pl509 as srpp with 4kv, other designs with more than 5kv... (SRPP) I took the choice of 2,5kv and 15mA because of max. dissipation... @sy: Isn't it a problem that the primaries increase maybe capacitive effects??? Why should I use damping elements? @all: So all of you prefer choke loading to srpp??? Reasons??? Regs, Dirk

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