IDHT heater supply

TentLabs heater supply is designed to supply the heaters of indirectly heated tubes. Its' main use is feeding phono and linestage tubes, to keep the hum levels down.

Tentlabs heater supply

Output adjustable between 2.5V and 10V, 1,5A max,
for your conveniences specify your desired voltage when ordering.

€ 32.23
€ 39.00

IDHT Heater supply

This module is intended to supply the heaters of indirectly heated tubes. Their supply isn't half as critical as the supply of directly heated tubes. Its' main use is feeding phono and linestage tubes, to keep the hum levels down.

Why this module? It is compact, very low drop, does the full job from AC in to DC out over a range from 2.5V to 10V. It is able to supply a stable 1A -6.3Vdc voltage from a 6.3Vac winding !

The heater supply uses Schottky barrier diodes for rectification.

They provide clean switching and inhibit low voltage drop. 2 filter capacitors (4.700uF each) smooth the voltage. A discrete design, low drop voltage regulator feeds a power transistor at the output.

A 10-turn trimmer allows for accurate adjustment of the output voltage.

More tubes can be connected in parallel, assumed their respective heaters are at equal potential. If heater potentials are different, separate modules (and transformer windings for each module) are required. The heater reference needs to be connected close to the tube The total output current is limited to 1.5Adc, mainly due to heat dissipation.

The module can also be applied to feed other circuits
A fine example of a Squeezebox power supply is shown here (pdf-file, Dutch only)

• Output adjustable between 2.5V and 10V (modules are of factory adjusted to 6,3V)
• Output current maximum 1.5A
• Input voltage should not exceed 1 V above specification
(see application info - to be written)
• Minimum input voltage 4 Vac
• Output noise < tbd uVrms (10Hz - 20kHz)
• Output hum < tbd uVpeak at 100Hz / 120Hz
• Output impedance < tbd mOhm
• The heatsink is not electrically isolated from the circuit and should be isolated from the chassis
• The output is not short circuit proof

• Total size 40*60*40mm (W*L*H, heatsink included, standoffs excluded).
• Weight each 60 gram (excluding packaging)
• Hole pitch 31* 51mm.
• Needs 8mm stand-offs to mount on chassis, supplied with modules.

5 years of warrantee are valid for the heater supplies, assumed they are built in according application information.

Though this is a product which if handled properly is save, it is surrounded by high voltages. Working with high voltages requires safety measures and professional behavior. Tentlabs takes NO responsibility for accidents resulting from improper usage or handling.