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Old 05-14-2012, 01:56 AM #17
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Default Re: Finally got my Hughes HeNe...

I probably will just leave it connected, at least for a nice long time. As long as I don't disconnect it from the power supply I don't need to worry do I?


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Nope. No worries.
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Don't stress about it too much. NeNe's only supply about a milliamp at 1,000-2,000 volts. It certainly wouldn't do any damage although wouldn't feel pleasant. Just hook a bit of insulated wire up to the metal case of the power supply and touch it to the anode.


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Impressive Bob
I can beat the arc though.... These are blowups I have had to deal with at work from the last 2 months (click the blue link).
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Default Re: Finally got my Hughes HeNe...

I finally had a chance to try it out last night (crazy work schedule kept me too busy/tired before) and WOW! It puts any of my others to shame! Especially the other little hene I have. It's very bright!
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Default Re: Finally got my Hughes HeNe...

now you need a greene. a green he ne. these operate at higher voltages tho generally
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Everyone who is a fan of HeNe lasers needs a GrHeNe or two. Now if I could find a second PSU that'd power my bare tube I'd be happy.
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Yeah, I'd like a green one, but most of the ones I've seen are too expensive for my budget, and they don't seem to be very common.

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You can actually excite these tubes by coupling to a radio frequency generator if you can.

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The greens are a little out of my price range too. Maybe one day I can get one!
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