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Old 18th April 2021, 09:53 PM   #201
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UNSET is coming?
Got some 36lw6 waiting.
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 AM   #202
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I like the Plethora of Pads.
(good name for a musical group in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
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Old Yesterday, 02:49 AM   #203
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Those boards look good.
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Old Yesterday, 03:00 AM   #204
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Ordered......
Nice.
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 AM   #205
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM   #206
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Minor pick... would have been nice to have them symetrical Lining up driver and power tubes


Remote mounting power tubes will solve that nit-pick
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Old Today, 06:23 AM   #207
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UNSET is coming?
Not sure why we need these secondary pads. If someone wire remote sockets, the primary holes can be used, rigt ? or is this only because their large diameters makes it difficult to solder wires ?
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Old Today, 01:40 PM   #208
hareynolds is offline hareynolds  United States
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Default Off-Board Sockets

Pads just make it easier...for example, I had an SSE configured for BOTH 6L6-family tubes AND the 6AV5 sweep tube obviously not at the same time (ie 6L6 parallel with 6AV5!). I just inserted the off-board wires alongside the socket pins.

Without the sockets in there, you do need a big glob of solder (as you point-out), but it would be a lot neater with pads.

Also handy for pulling-off test points, or using alternate fils voltages, eg 12/25v sweep tubes (although trace-cutting would be required if power and drive tubes are different fils voltages).

I used a well-abused SSE board for off-board socket experiments (see photo) but didn’t pay much attention to wiring “hygiene” (e.g tight-twisting the fils wires).

If I did this today, I’d use smaller gauge wire and route it under the board with fils wires twisted and isolated. High temp insulation (eg TEFLON or similar) is strongly recommended; hanks are available on FleaBay.
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