[time-nuts] FE-5680A tear down on Youtube

Peter Gottlieb nerd at verizon.net
Wed Jan 18 12:45:26 EST 2012

You can buy cheap ceramic room heaters which worh this way. 


On Jan 18, 2012, at 11:38 AM, Bob Smither <smither at c-c-i.com> wrote:

> Attila Kinali wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:50:19 -0500
>> "Bob Camp" <lists at rtty.us> wrote:
>>> The gizmo on top of the crystal is a rapid transition thermistor. The
>>> Russians came up with them for use in OCXO's back in the 1970's. It's there
>>> to heat the VCXO crystal, sort of an OCXO.
>> Do you have any references to this? I couldn't find anything on the net.
>>                Attila Kinali
> From http://wb9ipa.qrpradio.com/60meter/osc_filter/osc_filter.htm :
> "PTC thermistors exhibit a unique behaviour, in that their resistance increases
> as the temperature increases.  This temperature to resistance relationship is
> very non-linear; in fact, the change becomes very rapid above a temperature
> known as the Transition Temperature.  This property can be exploited to make a
> very simple, self-regulating heater."
> See also http://c-c-i.com/node/165 for an application note that has a pretty
> good discussion of this.
> -- 
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