[Amps] Question about large solid-state HV rectifier - ratings plusany value????

Steve Katz stevek at jmr.com
Mon Jun 8 11:20:20 PDT 2009

Why trash them?  They're probably still good.

I don't know the ratings.  "ts" may be "Transitron Semiconductor," who was one of many companies making similar HV rectifier assemblies back then.


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Subject: [Amps] Question about large solid-state HV rectifier - ratings
plusany value????

Finally tearing down the old homebrew KW amplifiers I bought a good many years ago.  This has lead to a few '..what the heck is that... and '...maybe I should just pitch that ....' type of questions.  This is the first of a few which I would like to post to the list for their knowledge and expertise.

The PS (setup for about 6 KV or so) used a bridge rectifier arrangement.  The each rectifier element is a black, cast cylindrical rod about 9" long and about 1-1/8" in diameter. Electrical connections at each end: a screw at the anode end and a stud at the cathode end.  The manufacturer uses a lower case t followed by an s (i.e. ts) and the only part number is 'TM1-10H-X165' followed by 'F6'.

This is obviously a early (i.e. 1970s or 1980s) packaged HV, silicon diode (most likely), rectifier diode. 

I would like to:
#1   Know what ratings it might have
#2   Know if they (I have the four) have any value to anyone.  Otherwise they are subject to being pitched.

Thanks for your time!

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