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discharge tube

n.
A closed insulating vessel containing a gas at low pressure through which an electric current flows when sufficient voltage is applied to its electrodes.
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discharge tube

n
(Electrical Engineering) electronics an electrical device in which current flow is by electrons and ions in an ionized gas, as in a fluorescent light or neon tube
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Bourns' existing circuit protection portfolio includes gas discharge tubes, metal oxide varistors, thyristor surge protectors, transient voltage suppressor diodes and arrays, Power TVS diodes, Polymer PTC resettable fuses, TBU High-Speed Protectors, mini-breaker thermal cutoff devices, and ESD suppressors.
IN 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen was experimenting with discharge tubes (the forefathers of our present day fluorescent tubes).
The threshed wheat was carried up into an inverted Y-shaped discharge tube. An operator rode on the combine and placed bags under the discharge tubes.
These include Littelfuse Fuses, SIDACtor Protection, Thyristors, PTC (Resettable Fuses), Varistors, PulseGuard Suppressors, TVS diodes, Silicon Protection Arrays, Gas Discharge Tubes, fuseholders and accessories as well as Switching Thyristors.
Tyco Electronics (Menlo Park, CA) announces the addition of new devices to its line of gas discharge tubes (GDTs).
ST's TRISIL technology offers superior performance, including a long service life without ageing, tight voltage tolerance, fast response times and failsafe operation, compared to non-silicon alternatives, such as gas discharge tubes. Moreover, the failure mode in the event of an extreme lightning surge results in a short circuit that protects both equipment and personnel.
The Coni-Steel design features conical cornerless feed hoppers, the ability to quickly disassemble, clean, reconfigure or service the feed screw, motor(s) and the internal feed hopper from the non-process without removing extension hoppers, inlet valves and discharge tubes, floor or hanging mount configurations, and totally integrated and pre-wired volumetric and gravimetric control packages.
The unit has built-in primary and secondary lightning protection in the form of gas discharge tubes and TranZorb suppressors, eliminating the need for additional surge protection.
Gold awards honored projects to reduce field-service rates for room air conditioners; standardize Whirlpool Financial Corp.'s credit evaluations; inauguarate the Whirlpool Financial National Bank; develop the Quality Express transportation system; create a system to reduce credit handling with Sam's Club from 57 to four days; commission a comprehensive study of contemporary women's attitudes; improve the design of discharge tubes for sealed systems on 14-cubic-foot refrigerators; replace high-impact liners in side-by-side refrigerators with CFC-free foam and blowing agents, and put on the 1994 Quality Forum.
Lighting systems of the future may use tiny arc discharge tubes rather than filaments.
If unloading does not take place over a concrete pad or other easily cleaned surface, place plywood sheets or other material under the discharge tubes to catch spilled or purged material.