[time-nuts] HP 5328 PSU nightmare...

Leigh L. Klotz, Jr WA5ZNU Leigh at WA5ZNU.org
Sat Sep 12 04:57:42 UTC 2009

And vacuum tube equipment using indirectly-heated cathodes:

"Operating techniques that are proper for filamentary tubes are not 
correct for tubes with indirectly heated cathode emitters. In 
particular, the opera-
tion of cathode types at reduced heater voltage can be destructive to 
the tube."


Mark Sims wrote:
> Be very careful powering up modern equipment on variacs and with light bulbs in series, etc.  You go through areas where the bias voltages, etc are in  the right place to cause serious damage.  Switching supplies can be particularly entertaining...
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