Tube or not Tube( is this the answer.)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Aug 29 17:27:20 CDT 2007
> Hi All
> With regard to changing the tube in the VR201 and following the
> advice I had been given. I set about locating a replacement tube.
> I opened up half a dozen Dec and HP terminals. All with the same result.
> In all cases the EHT connector was on the short side of the=20
> tube and the tube had mounting lugs attached to a metal band arount the
> front of the tube. Contrast this with the VR201 which has the=20
> EHT connector on the long side and a wire frame arrangement to hold the
> tube in.
I wouldn't have thought the position of the EHT connector was a problem.
I don't rememebr that much about the insides of the VR201, but I would
have thought there was enough space to fit the anode cap at the side,
even if you have to lengthen the EHT wire to be able to link it up. If
you do need ot do that, make sure the conenction is well-insulated, I've
been known to use glass tubing, or PTFE rod, suitably drilled, as an
The mouting could be more of a problem. My (limited) expeience was that
TVs often had CRTs held in by wire clamps, not lugs on the tension band.
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