The DuMont 5XP is a family of flat-faced 5" CRTs with multi-band post accelerators, produced from 1948 onward. A 5XP-A series with tighter tolerances followed in 1953, and then a 5XP-B range in 1954 that had an aluminized screen for higher brightness.
Compared to earlier tubes, they have improved vertical deflection sensitivity, which was achieved by decreasing vertical deflection plate width and reducing spacing between the plates, at the cost of limiting vertical scan to as little as 1.25" (at 20 kV acceleration).
Maximum post-acceleration voltage for the 5XP is 25.5 kV. Typical conditions are stated as -2 kV on the cathode and +12 kV on the post-acceleration anode.
- 5XP1A Datasheet (PDF)
- 5XP1B Datasheet (PDF)
- Peter Keller, The Cathode-Ray Tube: Technology, History, and Applications, p.105. Palisades Press, 1991. ISBN 0963155903, 9780963155900 → online copy
5XP in a 517