The Design of the 4-Megawatt Induction Heating Power Supply at AEDC
Final rept. Jan 1971-Jul 1974
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A large Class C oscillator, which is intended to be a power source for induction heating of gases, has been built. The oscillator uses eight triode vacuum tubes in a push-pull parallel configuration and is capable of a continuous power output of 3.2 MW at frequencies between 10 and 50 kHz. The report describes in detail the design of the oscillator, its auxiliary equipment, and its protective devices. The report is not intended as an operating manual rather, it is intended to give the reader sufficient information to design experimental hardware which will properly load the oscillator, and to describe the capabilities and limitations of the oscillator.
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