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8 Ohm 100W Non-Inductive Dummy Load Resistor
i need a dummy load for my new 100w Mesa Dual Rectifier (2 tubes pulled, making it a 50w). can i add a pot inline and use as a basic attenuator, as well as silent load? if so, specific type of pot needed? if Parts-Express sells it, link please? thanks!
If I run two of these babies in series with a 120 watt 16 ohm vacuum tube load will it help dissipate the heat better? Mostly I just want to have ample headroom.
At 16 ohm the load will be less and you'll have twice the heat dissipation surface.
Date published: 2015-05-11
can I run this for a live application what I want to do is run 2 8ohm cabs and have 2 of the 8 ohm dummy loads to give me the 2 ohm load for that chl on my pwr amp, do these work for that
that would not get you any more output. A dummy load will just take the extra power and waste it as heat. The amp will be working twice as hard, but you will still get the same sound output from the speakers.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Can I get 2 of these and wire them like I would speakers to get a 4 ohm load?
I just noticed that you have 4 ohm load resistors on your site so question answered!
Date published: 2015-04-02
To be clear, this allows a tube amp to be operated without speakers present, with the dummy load's two leads wired to the amp's speaker posts in place of those speakers. Correct?
It may not be safe with all tube amplifier output transformers but for the most part, yes, that would be the idea.
Date published: 2015-04-17
How do I hook these up? Is there a schematic of this item? Thanks.
These are Dummy loads meant to connect across an amplifier to simulate a load. No polarity is observed.
Date published: 2015-01-26