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    Default 214 Coil Current Draw - Unloaded vs Loaded

    How much current increase can one expect from an unloaded coil to one placed in a fully serviced Accutron?

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    On an Astro I just did, the unloaded current (with resistor and capacitor replaced with new because it didn't hum) was 4.5uA, and running it's about 5.9uA. These numbers are pretty typical. So I guess that's 1.4uA increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Radek View Post
    On an Astro I just did, the unloaded current (with resistor and capacitor replaced with new because it didn't hum) was 4.5uA, and running it's about 5.9uA. These numbers are pretty typical. So I guess that's 1.4uA increase.
    Thanks Chris. I have coils that are running high current when loaded but are OK when unloaded, so that would suggest I have a mechanical problem. Also, guess I should learn how to replace the components in the coil but I have no idea what to purchase or where to purchase components.

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