STS2 RF Generator Overheating -- Use Forward Power Mode

Jim McVittie mcvittie at cis.Stanford.EDU
Fri Apr 2 16:49:13 PDT 2010


STS2 Users, 

The rf generator for the coil appears to be overheating. The symptom is
that the matching networking stops being able to get a reasonable match
after 10 min or so into a run. You can see the problem if you trace the
forward and reflected power during a run. For now the solution is to keep
the max power at or below 2500W to set the coil generator to "forward"
mode. On Monday, I will looking at the generator cooling to see if it is
the cause of the problem.

   Thanks, Jim 
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