The Valve Wizard

How to design valve amplifiers

Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers

Hardback, 299 pages.
(Hardcopy only, there is no electronic version)

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Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. Audiophiles, guitarists and general hobbyists alike will find this book an invaluable source of detailed information on transformers, rectifiers, smoothing, high-voltage series and shunt regulators, and much more.

Aimed at intermediate to advanced-level hobbyists and professionals, it teaches the principles of power supply design through easy-to-read explanations and minimal math. Numerous practical circuits are included; with over 200 diagrams and figures it asserts itself as an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast.

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View some sample pages here. Note, the PDF is in colour but the book itself is grayscale.

Chapter list:
1: Mains Power and Transformers
2: Rectification
3: Voltage Multipliers
4: Smoothing and Filtering
5: Fusing and Switching
6: Shunt Stabilisers and Regulators
7: Series Stabilisers and Regulators
8: ValveHeater Supplies
9: Valve Bias Supplies
10: Voltage Control