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temp on power tube plates?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:44 pm
by istvan01
I have all DHT monoblocks with SE-PX25M/PP-2A3M/PP-520B Plitron OPT on end. The tubes have been working since 2005 great.
I have a radiation thermometer and this can measure through the glass temperature of anode plates. The plates have highest temp on top.
I measured 188-195C on 520B /115mA-470V/
102-107C on 2A3M /45mA-225V/
70-72C on PX25M /24mA-240V/
My question is, what would be minimum and maximum operating temp of these tube plates?
Does exist optimal temperature on plates, according to life time also?

Re: temp on power tube plates?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:18 pm
by MaciekP
Really can see through glass? ... f_infrared

"Do not "see through" glass, liquids or other transparent surfaces - even though visible light (like a laser) passes through them (i.e. if you point an IR gun at a window, you'll be measuring the temperature of the window pane, not the outside temp)"

Talking about bulb temperature, for some tubes I saw the max of 250C.
For many transmitting tubes it is allowed to have red anodes and it is fine.
I'm sure JAC can share his experience on that...

Re: temp on power tube plates?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:58 pm
by istvan01