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RE: 5U4G testing...




One of the testers I use, the Hickok 6000A, doesn't have a test value on the roll chart for rectifiers. The user refers to the range shown for diodes on the meter. The range is wide. Different rectifier types will consistently strike at different areas of the meter. I've become familiar with what I can expect to see when testing different rectifiers. There's never been an issue with a rectifier that went out the door. If I need to test a tube further, I've got a pair of 539B to cook it on.

I can say I don't know where that toss/use line is. I stay on the safe side and toss any that test below the norm (others).




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