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Apollo 5642 tube

The 5642  (European: DY70 (similar)) (P/N 154-0051-00, 154-0079-00) is a directly-heated high-voltage rectifier tube. It has three flexible lead connections and is intended to be soldered into the circuit.

The European type DY70 is very similar (with lower heater current, 140 mA).

It is used in the CRT cathode and post-deflection acceleration supplies in many Tektronix scopes. In typical CRT circuits, the filament/cathode leads of each 5642 have their own secondary winding on the HV transformer, typically a single loop of wire with extra silicone tube insulation.

Key Specifications

Heater 1.25 V, 200 mA
Peak inverse voltage 10 kV
Peak plate current 5 mA
DC plate current 250 μA
Min. supply frequency 5 kHz
Forward voltage drop 40 V @ 4 mA