Building a socket for a power tube – TGI2 400/16

Some of my latest work involved using a thyratron tube, the TGI2 400/16. At 6.3V/10A filament and 16KV/400A max plate voltage, the tube requires thick wires for connection, when in use. Since I didn’t have the original socket, I decided to build one, paying some extra attention at the high current requirements:

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