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Valve Amplifiers, 4th Edition by Morgan Jones

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L=inductance of choke

RDC=DC resistance of choke

C=capacitance of filter capacitor.

Ideally, the resonance should be critically damped (Q=0.5), which can be achieved by adding external series resistance to the choke. Strictly, the load resistance across the capacitor also damps the resonance, and this may be transformed into a notional extra choke series resistance using:

Rnotional=LCRload

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However, the damping effect of the load resistance is usually negligible. Even worse, a series voltage regulator is a constant current, or infinite, AC load to the smoothing circuitry, so it adds no damping whatsoever.

A typical traditional example: A choke input ...

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