ID this for me? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th February 2012, 10:38 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default ID this for me?

Hi,
anyone know what this 2' long tube might be?
Thanks.

PictureTrail: Online Photo Sharing, Social Network, Image Hosting, Online Photo Albums
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th February 2012, 10:48 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
vinylkid58's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Victoria, B.C.
No idea, but I wouldn't mind rummaging thru those boxes.

jeff
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th February 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
It a mercury vapor rectifier tube, but I don't know what type. Don't break it open. They're pretty efficient, but most of the transmitters, dielectric heaters, maybe x-ray machines etc that used them had them replaced with silicon very long ago because the mercury tubes needed a 15 minute warm up if the mercury vapor condensed. So it's basically a display item, more dangerous than most due to the toxic material. Being so long, it is higher voltage than most types which is why I added x-ray machine to the list.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th February 2012, 11:38 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
HollowState's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Taxland, New Jersey
What you have is a very high voltage, high vacuum rectifier type 5576. There is no mercury in it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg scan0005.jpg (364.5 KB, 104 views)
__________________
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when it's components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." ~Stephen Hawking
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th February 2012, 02:35 AM   #5
speaker is offline speaker  United States
diyAudio Member
 
speaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: USA
Forget the tubes, I want the "Color TV With A Difference" sign!
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th February 2012, 02:40 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
mr2racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
That's not a tube. It's a Turkish electric coffeemaker!
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th February 2012, 03:34 AM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Heh, thanks all. It actually all stuff from an upcoming auction.
Hope I'm not working that day!
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th February 2012, 04:30 AM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canada
I think I just hurt something staring at those pictures.

I hope I am not working that day either... yay! A trip to the Old Hide House!
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th February 2012, 07:22 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
trobbins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Get it going, and see how bones are in your hand!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SMD-- how to ID ? redrabbit Parts 3 14th July 2008 04:27 AM
Need help - Old cap can ID atmars Tubes / Valves 5 7th July 2008 05:03 PM
Help ID this transformer astouffer Tubes / Valves 1 2nd December 2007 06:41 AM
Please help ID this rectifier: martioz Tubes / Valves 4 27th June 2006 05:31 PM
Please help ID this: martioz Everything Else 0 27th June 2006 05:34 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:22 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2