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ID = 16664
       
Country:
United States of America (USA)
Brand: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Thyratron 
Identical to 38217
Similar Tubes
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
  FG17

Base UX-Base (4 Pins (2 thick, USA 1924, UX) Top contact with a cap.
Was used by Industrial
Filament Vf 2.5 Volts / If 5 Ampere / Direct
Description

US Navy code for commercial type FG-17.

This tube is a negative control mercury vapor thyratron for use where it is desired to actuate the tube with a negative grid voltage. It requires relatively little grid power and is suitable for use in relay circuits where current flow is desired in the absence of grid exitation.

 
Information source Tube Lore (II)   p. 90 & 182
Tube Lore (I)   
Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49

3l_5557.png 38217: Fin Stewart
Fin Stewart


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