Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

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Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

Postby highflyin9 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:33 pm

I'm planning out an Eiclone build and wanted to get opinions to see if this current layout is feasible. Just wanted to try and make it look nice and minimize flux interactions. Total size is currently 16 wide by 9 deep.

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Output and choke are made by James (Jianshin), and the power transformer is the slightly beefier Hammond for tube rectification. Let me know what you guys think.

Also, let me know if there are any recommendations for a filtered IEC inlet (preferably with built in fuse). Also, anyone try any old school oiler caps in this build? Cheers!
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Re: Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

Postby highflyin9 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:08 pm

This layout might possibly be a little better, its 16 wide by 10 deep. It gives a little more distance between the choke and the output xformers.

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Re: Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

Postby EWBrown » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:55 pm

Plus, it is better to have the rectifier tube closer to the power tranny, the first layout might be problematical with hum issues, from having 800VAC wiring in close proximity to the gain stages on the PCB.

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Re: Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

Postby Shannon Parks » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:06 am

Doesn't directly address your chassis, but here's one I have in progress using the big Edcors. The top plate is 12" by 10" - as tight as I could make it. Maybe theres an idea in there for you. I'm using a snap-in IEC with fuse, but no filter. You are welcome to the unfinished FPE file if you want.

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Re: Eiclone Layout - Opinions?

Postby highflyin9 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:52 pm

Looks like a great layout Shannon! Looking forward to seeing your build.

I think I'm going to go with my 16x10 layout above. Using FPE would be nice way to trim out some work, but I want to get my money's worth out of my Greenlee punches ;)
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