Iron Powder Cores

MAXI-CHOKER Coax Line Isolator, 1-61 MHz, 3KW, up to -38Db Common Mode Rejection

SKU MC-1-3000
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- Uses proprietary Multi-Mix, Multi-Core, Multi-Turn(TM) ferrite technology for maximum choking (up to -38 dB common mode noise rejection) and maximum bandwidth

- 3 KW PEP, 50 ohm SO-239 connectors In/Out, 1-61 MHz

- Suppresses transmitter coax feed line radiation when installed at antenna feed point or reduces common mode receiver "noise" when installed at radio end of coax.

- Available with ground stud/static bleeder option for solving tough RFI issues

- Available with dual stud/wingnut output for ladder line interface

- Works for all coax fed antennas from 1.8-61 MHz (160-6 meters) - excellent for multi-band beams, verticals, dipoles and highly unbalanced off center fed antennas.

- 2-5 times more common mode noise rejection, wider bandwidth and higher power then competing filters

MAXI-CHOKER feed line chokes are used to suppress common mode current carried on the outside of the coax braid which is often responsible for receiver noise and RFI in the receiver/transmitter. These chokes are very useful for suppressing RFI common mode current at the antenna feed point, at 1/2 wavelength intervals along the coax feed line and also at the entrance to the radio station.

This choke is available with a SO-239 input/output and ground/static bleeder stud (optional) for attachment to a ground rod. Use an isolator every 1/2 wavelength for the antenna operating frequency (include velocity factor in calculation). Use the ground lug option for long coax antenna feed lines (over 1/2 wavelength at the operating frequency of any antenna system in the near field of the coax).

Need a smaller power rating but with same, great common mode suppression? Try our 500 watt PEP rated Mini-Choker HERE

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Iron Cores 150x150 - Iron Powder CoresIron powder cores are more stable than ferrites and do not saturate as easily so they are best for tuned circuits, filters, and high power inductors. They come in different “Mixes” for use at different frequencies. For best “Q” use the Mix specified for your frequency.To find the number of turns to give the desired inductance for your coil use the formula below:


Turns = 100 x iron core formula 300x14 - Iron Powder Cores

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To order specify core size and mix (e.g. T200A-2). Available in sizes that have µH per 100 turns shown in table.

All iron powder cores are special orders.  Please allow one week for shipment after order received.

The iron powder cores shown in the above tables are primarily used for either high power feed line chokes for common mode current reduction or for 4:1  and 9;1 very high power transmission line transformers.

For high power feed line chokes, choose the inside diameter of the iron powder core closest to the transmission line outside diameter and use 6-20 cores at the junction with the antenna feed.

For 4:1 (50/200 or 75/300 ohm) transmission line transformers in the range of 1.8-30 Mhz, select the size appropriate for the power level as follows:

T200A x 2 = 1.5KW

T300A x 2 = 2.5KW

T400A x 2 = 5KW

Use Mix 2 for all the above transmission line transformers.  Fully assembled and enclosed units are available for each of the power levels.  Click HERE for information.

4:1 transmission line transformers using iron powder cores are typically used for ladder line to 50 ohm coax connections

For .1 – 2 Mhz wide band transformers use Mix 26 which has a higher permeability and requires less turns to achieve a given inductance. Mix 2 has almost constant permeability from 1-30 Mhz.  Mix 26 has an initial permeability of 75 at .1 Mhz and gradually decreases to about 10 at 30 Mhz.  For high power AM broadcast range (.5-1.7 Mhz) transformer, use Mix 26 to reduce the turn count.

Minimum order for iron powder cores is $50  

Shipping on larger cores in quantity may be more than $10 – email/call for quote.