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biasing question

6/8/1999 12:46 PM
Nate Sornborger
biasing question
If I look at the chart for, in this case an EL84, set up P-P, I see the usual 300v plate, 36mA plate current, 4 mA grid current. But if I actually have a plate voltage of 330v what do I do? Do I go for the equivalent 10.8 watts of plate power dissipation by decreasing the current? Or do I just go for 36 mA of plate current? I don't want to cook my tubes, but at the same time I don't want to go towards crossover distortion. Any comments welcome.  
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