[time-nuts] hp 5065a life ?

Dan Rae danrae at verizon.net
Fri Feb 19 02:25:42 UTC 2010

Dott. Alfredo Rosati wrote:
> Is there  a way to assess what remains life  of hp 5065a  Rubidium lamp ?
> I bought a 5065a  is arrived in excellent condition almost like new. 
> The only incorrect parameter was the value  2arm, over 50, after a 
> tuning of R1 now is around 40.
> everything works very well, but I'd like to know  how much life have 
> more ? is possible or only the time replay me.

Probably as much life as you have left Dottore, they don't wear out or 
get used up like Caesium.  Components in them may die like with any 
electronics, but the lamps should last as long as you :^)  They are a 
lot more reliable and accurate than the small newer Rb standards for 
sure.  I am sure mine will outlive me.


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