1987.0487.177.01 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Silicon High Voltage Rectifier Module - 1958-60
TI number: G00351

This module from the 1958-60 period consisted of a string of TI diodes of the 1N645 series (probably 1N649's) with current balancing resistors connected to achieve a breakdown voltage of 5,000 V.

Modules of this sort were a means of achieving voltage and current levels greater than possible in a single device with the then state-of-the-art.

Related material in collection: G00060.
Texas Instruments (Elmer Elkins, Bob Wallace.)

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