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Tony S

Mercury arc rectifier #4 pictures from a forum member:

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Tony S

 

This video clip shows one of Grendel ’s mercury arc rectifier’s in action. It also shows just how beautiful and how mesmerising they are in operation. As an apprentice I would spend far too much time watching them in operation, probably why my eyesight is so bad.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1FY3gh8froU 

 

This bulb can also be switched to thyratron mode to convert DC to AC.

DC electric railways tried to make use of this for regenerative braking but there was a problem, the speed of change over. The only way around this was to have a rectifier and a thyratron side by side connected to the supply rail via a high speed switch.

 

To control the inverse operation needs control grids, clearly seen below the carbon electrode in this picture.

 

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The following pictures are of a UK made Hewitic rectifier bulb just after being unpacked from its original packing case.

 

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© Tony S

All pictures © Grendel

 

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