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Fission7x
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Many of the FM transmitter amps on the market list a value for power input and most that I've seen use 1 watts, 4 watts or similar. Would there be a problem driving these amps with a 250mw output or lower transmitter?
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You wouldn't get that much on the output if you do that. Are you trying to drive one of those amps with a PCI Max? If so you should get the booster and feed that into the other amp.

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250mW will not drive the 1W amp. These amps are not linear so
250mW will in most cases produce about zero output.

Amplifiers can even become unstable in some cases, when driven
with a too weak signal.

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So, my best bet would be to find a broadcast amp that accepted a 250mW (such as the 15W Max Booster) and, depending on the output I wanted, step up from there. Correct?
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That's an option, yes.

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