Volt dropping Zeenies for big amps.....

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Volt dropping Zeenies for big amps.....

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I posted this in the "not 18" section...but not a lot of traffic in there, so I put it here, too.

Can i use 1n5347's to drop plate voltage in 50/100w amps? Or do you need a beefier diode?
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Re: Volt dropping Zeenies for big amps.....

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I think you'll be OK as long as they're followed by a reasonable value filter cap (at least 4.7uF or 10uF). Attaching them directly to the centertap of the output transformer with no decoupling might expose them to destructive spikes.

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