Artifact Details

Title

Mercury-vapor Thyratron Triode

Catalog Number

XD391.83

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Electrons Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number EL C16
Serial number 206

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HWD) in.

Description

From MIT Whirlwind. Very Fragile Eric Barbour, Svetlana Electron Devices notes: AKA 5665, made by Electrons Inc, New Jersey. Mercury- vapor thyratron triode, not a rectifier diode(though it was sometimes used as a rectifier). Filament 2.5 volts at 31 amps. Max DC anode voltage 1250v, max DC cathode current16 amps.

Category

Component: vacuum tube

Credit

Gift of Annonymous donor

Lot Number

XD391.83