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 Post subject: HIckok 6000A Tube tester neon bulbs problems
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 11:44 am 
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I recently got a Hickok 6000A and I just when through the calibration procedure and all voltage, resistor and check two capacitor and is testing tubes within 5-7% from my Hickok 6000 calibrated however if I insert a 5Y3 NOS tube all neon bulbs are dimming very low, I’m familiar with the calibration and had work and calibrated tube testers and also a tube tester collector but unfortunately I never have a problem like this so I am a -C-D- on repairing tube tester. Anyone got any idea what is wrong. :idea:

Oswald


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 Post subject: Re: HIckok 6000A Tube tester LED problems
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 12:25 pm 
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I didn't know the 6000A used LEDs. What are 'mayors capacitors'?


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 Post subject: Re: HIckok 6000A Tube tester LED problems
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 2:09 pm 
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maybe he says the neon bulbs for short tests are LED and the capacitor are Mylar capacitors


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 Post subject: Re: HIckok 6000A Tube tester neon bulbs problems
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Sorry for my typo LED bulbs mayor Auto correct on phone :lol: I was working on a Marantz that I replace LED :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: HIckok 6000A Tube tester neon bulbs problems
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 4:31 am 
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After the tube warms up, be sure to reset the line voltage to the line test on the meter. If the line voltage setting is low, all the short lamps will be dim.


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 Post subject: Re: HIckok 6000A Tube tester neon bulbs problems
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 8:10 am 
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Greg Dan wrote:
After the tube warms up, be sure to reset the line voltage to the line test on the meter. If the line voltage setting is low, all the short lamps will be dim.


Hi Greg the line test on the meter is right on it, it appears that it does on few 5Y3 after it warms however if I compare with my 6000 with any tubes it already looks way dimmer, I know there is 5 Ceramic Capacitors and resistor at the Neon bulb but I have never found that need to change those.


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