[time-nuts] hp 5065a life ?
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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