BX-5 2.8mm 20 degree X-ray Tube
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BX-5 2.8 mm 20 degree x-ray tube
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Application:  The BX-5 2.8mm 20 degree is a directional beam x-ray tube for use in both medical and industrial applications.  

Structure:
Anode:  
Tungsten target cast in solid copper anode.   
Cathode:    
Line focus, tungsten filament.    
Envelope:                     
Hard glass, gettered.
Mass:
435 grams, approx.
Dimensions:    
Focal Spot Size:        
2.8 mm, per NEMA Std.  XR 5-1984
Target Angle:            
20 degrees effective.  
Shielding:                     
External molded cylindrical shield available with a
lead equivalence of 1mm typical (500 grams typical).

Electrical Ratings:
Voltage:                       
Maximum 100 kVp self-rectified.
Maximum 110 kVp inverse.
Maximum 110 kVp starting surge.
Current:                       



Filament:





4.5 Amperes Maximum.

Thermal Ratings:
Energy Storage:               
46.5  kJ (65 kHU)     
Energy dissipation:     
Maximum 275 J/sec (390 HU/sec) continuous.   
 Cooling rate:                       
Maximum 16 kJ/min averaged over a
one minute interval.


Cooling and Insulation:

     This tube is intended to be used in an environment in which a high-grade transformer oil is used as the primary means of cooling and insulation.  
The oil should have a minimum dielectric strength of 45 kVp per ASTM D 877-49.  All ratings herein assume operation in well circulated oil at a temperature of 70 degrees C maximum.