This is a hydrogen thyratron aimed at use as a radar modulator
(a) During the first 50 hours of life a warming up time of 10 minutes is required. A further 5 minutes may be required for the HT to be increased to its full value. After 50 hours of use a 2 minute warming up time is sufficient provided the valve has been operating during the previous 50 hours - otherwise a 10 minute warming up period is required.
(b) These ratings are for operation with
(c) The trigger pulse should be between 1 and 3µs long at the 500V (or higher) level. The source impedance of the trigger pulse generator should be between 250 and 500 ohms. The DC resistance of the grid-cathode circuit should not exceed 2000 ohms.
(d) The valve contains a hydrogen replenisher and therefore cannot be used much below the ratings given
(e) No object should be placed within 1" of the glass of the valve during operation
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