High Power Linear Amplifiers

  • Transistor linear amplifiers operate at high currents.  Proper fusing is essential.  A 100W linear would typically be fused at 20A
  • Valve linear amplifiers have high voltages applied to the anodes of final valves, often several kV
  • Usually the top cap of the valve is the anode
  • Extreme caution should be used if working on a valve linear amplifier as voltages are lethal