Triggered vacuum switch RVU-63

Summary

RVU-63 appearance

Triggered vacuum switch RVU-63
Manufacture: JSC VEI-AVIS

TVS is developed and tested for high pulse power loading and can be used as a high-speed high-currents switch.

A TVS consists of an electrode system and a shield system. Electrode system containing two main and one triggering electrode. A shield system protects the internal walls of the chamber from metallization through byproducts from main electrodes erosion. The triggering electrode is situated on one of the main electrodes but separated from it by means of a dielectric insert (the triggering gap). First main electrode without triggering gap is anod (positive). The second main electrode wich contains trigering gap is cathode (negative). For TVS initiating a triggering voltage impulse between cathode (-) and triggering electrode (+) must be applied. That impulse can be generated by triggering driver.

Dimensions

The RVU-63 characteristics

Operating voltage, kV 1-55
Operating current, kA 10-700
Maximum charge per impulse, C 300
Service life (switches) 5•104
Triggering current, not less than, A 500
Triggering current duration, us 5-10
Triggering voltage, kV 6
Ambient temperature, °С -40 до +100
Dimensions:  
 - diameter, mm 163
 - height, mm 248
Mass, kg 9.5