Thyratrons (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 07:14:24 -0400
From: dwight duncan <duncand-at-ccsalpha2.nrl.navy.mil>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Thyratrons

To Richard and All,

    I have experience with Hydrogen Thyrarons as I use them in the lab here
for modulators.  My only comment is flyback diodes should be put across the
Thyraron because if enough inverse voltage is seen across the tube it will
conduct and drastically reduce the life of the tube.  Also this can be
adjusted by the reservoir current to help stand off.  This is the case with
larger tubes anyway.

Dwight Duncan