Preamplifier clipping indicators light when signal input voltage is below the input range

Tech Note: TN0245
Product: RA16PA, RA8GA
Version: All
Date Added: 2007-03-05


When using the RA16PA and RA8GA preamplifiers, note that Clip indicators light when the input signal voltage is below the maximum voltage of the selected range. Clip indicators light to alert the user that the input signal voltage is approaching the clipping voltage. The input signal is not clipped until the selected range maximum voltage is reached.

Device Clip Range
RA8GA -6 dB maximum voltage
RA16PA -3 dB maximum voltage