- Input ohms/Output ohms: 50 in / 450 output
- Frequency Range < 2:1 SWR (MHz): 1-31
- PEP Power Rating (watts): 5000
Model CB-9-5000 is a 9:1 multi-core, balanced output balun housed in a NEMA enclosure box (4″ x 4″ x 2″) with top studs (TS) used to translate a 50 ohm input up to 450 ohms at RF power levels up to 5000 watts PEP when used with a matched load. With matched 450 ohm load the SWR over the frequency range 1 to 31 MHz is less than 2:1 on the coax feed side.
All power rating are PEP, 100%, continuous digital modes are 30% duty factor rating of PEP, FT-8 digital mode rated at 1500 watts.
Application note: If using 450 ohm ladder line on the output of the balun top studs, make sure the impedance seen at the balun end of the ladder line is near 450 ohms since the ladder line acts as an impedance transformer, the impedance at the end of the ladder line may be different than the characteristic 450 ohms of the ladder line. For example a 1/4 wavelength of ladder line will transform a high impedance at the antenna feed point to a very low impedance at the other end connected to the balun thus placing a very low impedance load on a balun expecting 450 ohms and such a load may damage the balun. The impedance seen at the balun output should be near 450 ohms for full power rating.