The AA8V/W8EXI 6CL6 One-Tube Transmitter
by Greg Latta, AA8V
Power Transformer Specifications/Requirements
The actual power transformer used in the 6CL6 transmitter is a Stancor
P-6010, but there are many suitable transformers. The transformer requirements
are as follows:
5V at 2A for the 5Y3 rectifier tube
6.3V at 0.65A for the 6CL6 oscillator tube
700V center tap at 40mA for the plate supply
Current requirements are minimum requirements. Larger current capacities
are fine, such as 5V at 3A, 6.3V at 2A, or 700V at 90mA etc. Voltage
requirements are less flexible. There must be a 5V and a 6.3V secondary. The
high voltage secondary can be from approximately 600V to 750 volts center
tapped, but voltages different from 700V will require an adjustment in the 7.7K
voltage regulator dropping resistor. The resistance will need to be lowered for
lower transformer voltages and raised for higher transformer voltages.
You can probably find a suitable used transformer by scrounging around at
hamfests. An excellent place to buy a new transformer (and all the other parts
you will need as well), is Antique
Electronic Supply. I have had many dealings with
Antique Electronic Supply and
recommend them highly. When I checked on August 10th, 2003 they had the
following suitable transformers in stock:
P-T6415 at $29.95
P-T273DZ at $58.58
P-T143 at $59.95
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