Connection of Shaker controller ZET017 to a shaker with vacuum-tube amplifier


Is it possible to connect the shaker controller to an obsolete shaker system with a vacuum-tube amplifier?


It is possible in the case if the amplifier has an output for external generator connection. If the output is of BNC type, there should be no difficulties. For a diiferent output type, it is necessary to use an additional cable.

The main condition for normal operation of  Shaker controller ZET 017-U  with any amplifier is the circuit alignment. Different grounding levels of amplifier and Shaker controller cause distortion that may negatively affect the test process or damage the equipment. Grounding level control can be performed with a multimeter.