More tubes

Paul Maddox Paul.Maddox at
Fri Nov 26 13:22:29 CET 1999


  I wouldn't use the second primary winding, I just wouldn't
feel safe, many of these dont have a seperate winding, some
are just a center tapped 220v winding...

  I found a transformer for my tube project, it took a little hunting
but I got one that gives me 600V (with CT) at 150mA ,5v @4A and
6.3v at 6A and it cost me 35UKP. bargin...


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-----Original Message-----
From:	Haible Juergen [SMTP:Juergen.Haible at]
Sent:	Thursday, November 25, 1999 1:55 PM
To:	synth-diy at
Subject:	RE: More tubes

	>Schematics can be found at:
Hey, when I saw the power supply of this synth
this was the first time I did envy you US people for your "strange"
110V mains voltage: You can apparently use one half of the two split
110V / 220V windings of a standard (?) mains transformer to get the
high secondary voltage that is required for tubes. In Germany, we
have to connect the two windings in series and don't have this
option. The need for either a special transformer or for at least
two standard transformers might be the main thing that has kept me
from building more tube circuits so far ...

Disclaimer: I have no idea if the transformer that Eric used
is such a "standard" type, and I'm also not sure if any standard
transformer with two separate 110V windings would be safe
enough (insulation ...) - it just came to mind that this might be
an option that I don't have, unfortunately.


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