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5557

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ID = 27772
       
Country:
United States of America (USA)
Brand:
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Thyratron 
Identical to 5557 = PL17 = FG17 = ST17 = PL5557 = CV2957 = 718_Thyratron = XG5-500 = CE-309 = 967 = E5000/05 = 1701_Amperex = NL-715 = TT-17_Taylor = WT-272 = MT17
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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

This tube is a thyratron version of the 866A. Also made in Italy by Fivre.

The tube is a negative control mercury vapor thyratron for use where it is desired to acuate the tube with a change in 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.

 
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Information source Tube Lore (II)   p. 90
Babani, International Radio Tube Encyclopaedia   p. 302
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