tubes-- ID ?
From: Phillip D. Rembold [SMTP:prembold-at-gte-dot-net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 1998 11:36 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: tubes-- ID ?
Condensed Mercury -at- ambient Temp. - Good point, .. having never seen
one of these tubes I have to admit - " I Don't Know " how to explain that,
so the least I could do for a fellow HAM is check some other data sources,
and quote them this time. :-)
Electron Tube Locator
by: George H. Fathauer
Preliminary edition: June 1994
Published by: Antique Electronic Supply - Tempe, AZ.
note - this book lists over 11,000 tubes.
Sonoran Publishing, LLC
this is a comprehensive 'data base' for IBM PC's listing 30,000 plus tubes.
Amperex Catalog No. CC766
considering where the tube was made . . . . .
These three sources all say that The 6508 is a Half wave Mercury Rectifier,
so, in my opinion . . . . but you know what they say about opinions. ;-)
> > I need some specs on some tubes----
> > 1. AMPEREX # 6508 ------------ made in Holland
> > The amperex tube looks like a high power pulse type -- ( hope so )
> Sorry, it would be great for a DC coil, but it's not a pulse tube
> The 6508 is a Half wave Mercury Rectifier
> Max plate voltage - 20,000 Volts
> Cathode current - 2,500 mA
> Filament power - 5 volts -at- 20 amps
> thank you for you'r response --- uummmm--- I see no condensed
> Mercury -at- ambient temp. ---- ??? i 'm thinking of the 866's from my
> earlier ham radio days -- or am i off base here ? --- fallen prey to
> technology ? :->
> I'll take a closer look ---
> thank you ,