Re: TEK514 needs new 5V4G tube

Richard Solomon <dickw1ksz@...>

This may be blasphemy, but you
could replace the rectifier tube with
a couple of diodes.

You may need a small resistance to
adjust for the lower voltage drop in
the diodes.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM Roy Morgan <> wrote:


I would strongly suspect a shorted filter cap in that supply.

If you have an external variable B+ supply, bring the voltage up VERY
SLOWLY at the tube cathode while monitoring the current. (Scope power off)

Roy Morgan
K1LKY Western Mass

On Jan 26, 2020, at 6:10 PM, Steve Hendrix <>

´╗┐Okay, it's a "valve" for our limey friends!

... One rectifier tube right next to that monster power transformer
started getting extra hot within seconds of power-on, and then started
arcing and making a nice arc lamp. ...

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