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Tentlabs E-Choke

Tentlabs E-Choke

Price: $89.00

The E-choke replaces traditional chokes that generally work quite well, but suffer from some disadvantages:
• high weight
• relatively big size
• magnetic field radiation that induces hum in the circuit

The E-choke effectively solves all these issues, and offers up to 70dB supply ripple reduction at currents up to 500 mAdc. In addition, intermodulation distortion reduces dramatically, see the measurements and background articles below.

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UL40-S2, triode, distortion no E-choke

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UL40-S2, triode, distortion with E-choke

Look how effectively the choke removes the hum, but also dramatically reduces the intermodulation products of the signal (1 kHz) with power supply ripple (100 Hz)



• Imax out 500mAdc
• Vmax in 450Vdc (can be adapted to 600Vdc max when changing input capacitor to suitable working voltage)
• Vripple 15Vtt (maximum input ripple)
• C-in 330uF/450V (included on module):
C-in may be reduced linearly when current consumption is lower than 500mA
C-in must be reduced when valve rectification is applied
• C-out 330uF/450V (externally required, recommended value)
• Voltage drop <17Vdc (in-out at 500mAdc load)
• Dissipation <5W
• Heatsink integrated, connected to gnd
• Rejection :
>40dB, time modus off (mostly used with class AB amplifiers)
>60dB, time modus on (recommended for class A amplifiers)
• short circuit NOT protected, always include fuse at module output


PCB size: 72*50*50 mm (W*L*H) (includes electrolytic, excludes standoffs)
Hole pitch: 63*41 mm (symmetrical). All hole diameters 3.2 mm


No manual yet, but Tentlabs is working on it. Connections are fairly straightforward, see example below:
E-choke application
You may want to change the 1N4007 to the better sounding BYV96E


This module is warranted for 5 years by Tenlabs, assumed all mounting instructions are followed


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