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I believe the choice of the core size is twofold. As from K8NVH good answer a minimum impedance is needed for the balun to do its job. A common mode impedance much higher than differtial ones involved makes sure the balanced to/from unbalanced convertion takes place. This somehow drives the size of the core for its mechanical dimensions shall allow the ...


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When making a coax choke balun, does the size of the ferrite matter, and if so, why? Simplest answer: If the choke impedance is low enough to allow some common mode power through, then there is a possibility of overheating. The bigger cores either dissipate heat better or provide higher impedance. Another way to say the same thing: As long as the choke ...


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SPICE modeling shows that replacing T2 and R with a 22.2-$\Omega$ resistor, the impedance looking into T1 is indeed 50-$\Omega$, as expected: Similarly, replacing the 50-$\Omega$ generator and T1 with a 25-$\Omega$ generator shows that the impedance looking into T2 is 25-$\Omega$: This is a result of the electrical symmetry about a "virtual ground" ...


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