Author: Bethuys, S.
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WEPMF002 Operational Experience with IOTs at Alba Synchrotron 2372
  • J.R. Ocampo, B. Bravo, R. Fos, F. Pérez, A. Salom, P. Solans
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • S. Bethuys, A. Beunas, M. Grezaud, P. Reynaud
    TED, Thonon, France
  • M. Boyle, J. Cipolla, W.F. Coyle, H. Schult
    L-3, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
  ALBA is a 3 GeV Synchrotron light source in operation since 2012. The RF systems are based in Inductive Output Tube (IOT) transmitters. A total of 13 80 kW IOT amplifiers are used to power the Storage Ring and Booster cavities at 500 MHz. The transmitters were initially configured to operate the TH-793-1 and TH-794 IOT from THALES Electron devices. On 2015, the amplifiers have been adapted to operate also the TH-795 from THALES and the L4444-C from L3 Communications. In this paper, a brief overview of the differences between these IOT models will be presented, as well as operation results for each type of IOT from the point of view of performance, reliability and durability.  
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