Cooling Considerations

Authored by: Jerry C. Whitaker

Power Vacuum Tubes

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439850640
eBook ISBN: 9781439850657
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Adequate cooling of the tube envelope and seals is one of the principal factors affecting vacuum tube life [1]. Deteriorating effects increase directly with the temperature of the tube envelope and ceramic/metal seals. Inadequate cooling is almost certain to invite premature failure of the device.

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