Posted on Aug 12, 2012

The fan employed is one of the new electrostatic type which is very reliable, because it contains no wearing parts. These devices require high-voltage drive. When power is applied, the thermistor, located in the fan`s exhaust stream, is at a high value. This value unbalances the A3 amplifier driven bridge. Al receives no power and the fan does not run. As the instrument enclosure warms, the thermistor value decreases until A3 begins to oscillate.

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A2 provides isolation and gain, and A4 drives the transformer to generate high voltage for the fan. In this fashion, the loop acts to maintain a stable instrument t.,mperature by controlling the fan"s exhaust rate. The 100-I"F time constant across the error amplifier pins is typical of such configurations. Fast time constants will produce audibly annoying hunting in the servo. Optimal values for this time constant and gain depend upon the thermal and airflow characteristics of the enclosure being controlled.

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