[AMPS] Triton - Glass tubes ??

measures 2@vc.net
Tue, 1 May 2001 05:23:37 -0700


>
>Rich,
>
>> >Richardson is willing to send a new tube only if they can bill someone if 
>tube
>> >is declared good by Amperex.
>> >
>>  Why would Richardson replace a good tube?
>
>
>What I meant here was that Richardson will send me a replacement tube 
>prior to Amperex declaring it bad, but if Amperex says it is not bad, 
>Richardson will bill me for the advance replacement. They would return my 
>"good" tube. I am confident the tube is bad. I am not confident Amperex will 
>properly test the tube. 
>
  I agree.

>To avoid the risk of getting billed for another tube, I have chosen to 
>wait and 
>make sure Amperex declares it bad. I certainly understand I cannot expect 
>credit for a tube if it is not bad. My problem is the 15 week delay-- so far.
>
>
>>   Paul  - Did either one of the "bad" tubes exhibit a grid-filament 
>> short when hot.?
>> The only way to discover such a problem is with a high-pot. breakdown 
>> tester.  
>
>You did test both Chinese tubes for me -- the ones I owned before I 
>purchased the Amperex pair. 

  Duhhhh.

>Thanks very much for the hi-pot test. You 
>identified one as breaking down at a low voltage and indicated a 
>grid-filament 
>short. The other tested fine. I kept the one that tested fine as my spare. 
>It 
>has been in service while I wait on Richardson/Amperex.
>

tnx, Paul.  good luck


-  Rich..., 805.386.3734, www.vcnet.com/measures.  
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