CV456 hydrogen thyratron
This is a hydrogen thyratron intended for use as a gas modulator. The valve carries the markings CV456 KB/W and No. R271 - which is also carried on a tag inside the valve.
*: At a repetition frequency of 500pps, pulse length 0.6 to 2µs, load resistance of 37.5 ohms, approx rate of rise of pulse from 10% of max value to 90% of max value:- 600A/µs. The trigger pulse should be 4µs long at the 220V (or higher) level. The source impedance of the trigger pulse generator should be as low as possible and should not exceed 5k ohms.
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