NIB National Electronics NL-5684 NE [3CJA] Xenon Timing Thyratron Vacuum Tube
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Tube Type / Number: NL-5684 NE [=3CJ/A]
Actual Brand*: National Electronics
Printed Brand: National Electronics
Quantity: 1 Piece-Single
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Plate Construction: Grey Mesh
Getter Construction: Bottom O
Country of Manufacture: USA
Visible Date Codes: 9740
Lettering Condition: 90 Percent
Number of Mica Spacers:
Smoked Glass? Clear
Engraved Base? No
Boxes (always included): All Original
Notes: Metal Base, Xenon Timing Thyratron
Tested For & Matched By: N/A
Gm Test Results: Untested NOS NIB - Appears to be NOS and comes in the original box based on getter flashing and lettering condition. Returns will be accepted if the tube does not work.
Minimum Good Value: Untested
NOS Test Value: Untested
Life Calculation: N/A% (where 65% = fail)
Tests as NOS?:
True NOS?*: Yes
** Please note, many tubes will test NOS but will actually have a few hours of use on them. A truly NOS tube will have excellent getter flashing condition, no dirt/grime, usually in the original box, and no filament deposits. If a tube is listed as "tests NOS" but is listed as "not True NOS" please expect the tube to have a small amount of use *
All tubes have been tested using only the best tube testers. We have a large fleet of tube testers, and every single one of them has been calibrated within the last year by industry experts. We mainly use the Hickok TV-7D/U, but occasionally we may use a Hickok 539, 533A, or 600A.
All of our tubes are 100% guaranteed to arrive as described, test as described and to be void of any sound defects. We offer a 30 day return window from the day you receive the item.
PLEASE NOTE - While we accept returns for basically any fault, we DO NOT accept returns for buyer's remorse which includes buyers who decide they don't like the subjective tonal signature of a tube. We have had people exploit our generous return policy to tube roll on our dime so we have a strict policy against this behavior.