[Moon-Net] 3CX1500A7 (8877) or 3CPX1500A7 ?

Terry Price w8zn54 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 22 16:39:52 CET 2016


Brand new sockets are $12 for 3 of them on ebay. All you need is 4 spacers
(or a stack of washers), 4 long screws and 4 pieces of finger stock. I’ve
built probably 50-60 8877 amps and never used a real 8877 socket.

Terry – W8ZN

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[mailto:moon-net-bounces at mailman.pe1itr.com] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [Moon-Net] 3CX1500A7 (8877) or 3CPX1500A7 ?

Has anyone homebrewed tube sockets?

I mean WOW, the prices on some sockets, Wow!

Joe WB9SBD

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On 11/22/2016 8:47 AM, W1KSZ wrote:
You can download the datasheets for each tube and verify if any differences
do exist.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On 11/22/2016 7:38 AM, F5HRY wrote:
Be also aware that the mechanical dimensions are not strictly similar.
 
As fas as I remember (quite a long time since I finished my last amp), the
anode
heatsink is a bit higher for the 3CPX.
 
73,
Hervé F5HRY
 
 
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Thanks for the replies on this.
I was pretty certain the two tubes were interchangable with a few minor
voltage
adjustments, but it is always better to ask than go blindly into something
one is not 100% sure about.
 
So in January I will be starting the search for a spare 3CPX1500A7
preferably with Europe.
 
Again many thanks for the help and information..
 
Martin, GM6VXB
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Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 7:49 PM
Subject: [Moon-Net] 3CX1500A7 (8877) or 3CPX1500A7 ?

>
Looking to get a spare tube as down to my last one now after a failure in
the old HPA.
Heater failure yet again even with a good three stage heater 'step start'
fitted.
 
Been looking for a 3CX1500A7 (8877) but they seem to be getting pretty rare
in the UK and also very expensive.
So also looking at the 3CPX1500A7 which except for Anode voltage seems
pretty similar, and also much lower price.
I know that the EHT supply I have will not go to much above 3.5KV so
wondering if the 3CPX1500 is happy with a much lower anode voltage than the
specified 10KV max.
 
Before I look at ordering one (or should I stay with the 8877 ?) does anyone
know if the 3CPX is a 'near' direct replacement for the 3CX series tube ?.
Physical size is the same and looks like it will go easily to 200Mhz.
 
Martin, GM6VXB
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