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Re: MOVs?

6/24/2005 5:44 PM
Ray Ivers
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Re: MOVs?
Shea,  
 
" target="_blank">http://www.mouser.com/catalog/622/406.pdf"> Here's the Mouser catalog page for the Thermometrics inrush current limiters. This is a .pdf link so you might have to right-click on it and select 'Open'.  
 
I chose mine (the CL30) by the worst-case current I needed it to handle, and the highest initial ohmage I thought I could get away with for maximum current-limiting. This is for a 720VA three-toroid stack; a lower-current, higher-resistance unit would be more suitable for the majority of guitar amps. I'm actually hoping I won't need it at all - it's mainly so I won't have to over-fuse for turn-on surges - but a reliable AC-line current limiter certainly won't reduce the life of an amp.  
 
Ray