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    solid state rectifier in VTA120

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    paysonmark

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    solid state rectifier in VTA120

    Post by paysonmark on Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:39 pm

    Hello

    my input line voltage is 117ac and I have the Time Delay Relay, If I use a SSR in my vta120, what value of resistor do I need if any

    thanks
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    Re: solid state rectifier in VTA120

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:33 pm

    paysonmark wrote:Hello

    my input line voltage is 117ac and I have the Time Delay Relay, If I use a SSR in my vta120, what value of resistor do I need if any

    thanks

    As long as your line voltage is low (as your 117 VAC is) and you have the TDR board installed, you can use a Weber WS1 or WZ68 solid state rectifiers in your VTA ST-120 amp. You do not have to install any extra resistors. Just plug the solid state rectifier right into the tube rectifier's socket. Note that your amp will now bias at a slightly different (higher) point. Just turn down the bias on all four output tubes to .500 VDC and you will be good to go ..

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    Re: solid state rectifier in VTA120

    Post by paysonmark on Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:01 pm

    thk you bob
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    Re: solid state rectifier in VTA120

    Post by Kentley on Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:58 pm

    Your situation is identical to mine - 117 VAC line and TDR in place. The WS1 is ideal. Had it in place for two trouble-free years. And the B+ voltage as measured on the driver board is a near-perfect 500 VDC. AND it runs cool to boot.

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