Please help ID this rectifier: - 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 27th June 2006, 04:36 AM   #1
martioz is offline martioz  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Default Please help ID this rectifier:

Please help to ID this russian rectifier tube:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg russ_27155.jpg (10.6 KB, 210 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2006, 05:26 AM   #2
poobah is offline poobah  United States
diyAudio Member
 
poobah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Godzilla? King Kong? Mongo?

  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2006, 07:06 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Miles Prower's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Blog Entries: 6
Are you certain that it's a rectifier? It looks like a sodium vapor arc lamp.
__________________
There are no foxes in atheistholes
www.dolphin-hsl.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2006, 02:15 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
tubelab.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: West Virginia panhandle
Back in the days before silicon rectifiers the only choices were selenium for relatively low current, and a device known as a "Tungar Bulb". That is a large high current low voltage rectifier tube. Most of them used Mercury or Argon to lower the voltage drop. They were used in large battery chargers.

Google "Tungar bulb" or "Tungar Rectifier" Some were made by the Tung Sol corporation.
__________________
Too much power is almost enough! Turn it up till it explodes - then back up just a little.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2006, 04:31 PM   #5
kevinkr is offline kevinkr  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
kevinkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Blog Entries: 6
It doesn't appear to be an x-ray tube, it does appear to be some sort of high voltage rectifier. I have seen similar rectifier tubes in 1920's vintage radio transmitters, unfortunately I am not really familiar with these and can't identify this one.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan
  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
Bridge rectifier vs Full wave rectifier hilbert_mostert Tubes / Valves 4 28th April 2009 08:26 PM
6CJ3 rectifier or 6D22S rectifier 56oval Tubes / Valves 10 19th April 2007 09:48 AM
81 Rectifier Diy martin Tubes / Valves 4 14th January 2006 01:54 PM
Anybody heard about Tarzian Silicon Rectifier for Tube Rectifier Replacement? zxx123 Tubes / Valves 4 21st February 2005 04:02 AM
Integrated Rectifier Bridge VS Rectifier Diodes Sci Chip Amps 11 16th July 2004 02:43 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:38 AM.


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