[time-nuts] Rb lamp lifetime...

Neville Michie namichie at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 06:10:40 EST 2008


Hi Antonio,
I have taken the cover off my LPRO but I could not see the lamp.
I guess it is in the smaller housing.
What does the lamp look like and how do you remove it?
I do not want to damage my unit.

cheers, Neville Michie


On 02/11/2008, at 9:06 PM, iovane@@inwind..it wrote:

> Yuri,
>
> as a rule of thumb, read my message posted here last month:
>
> http://www.febo.com/pipermail/time-nuts/2008-October/033926.html
>
> I have 10 EFRATOM LPRO, and only one came with a faulty lamp.
> I think it lost vacuum, and the glass looks clear but with
> small white pigments. I inspected some of the other lamps,
> and the glass looks more or less brownish.
> No other tests made on the lamps.
>
> 73,
> Antonio I8IOV
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Readed list archives and googled a lot, and seen two opposing  
>> points of
>> view - one is that there is nothing to age in Rb lamp, another is  
>> that
>> Rb lamp is degrading when in operation (without details, how and  
>> why).
>
>
>
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