The 5642 is an EHT rectifier diode designed specifically for use in oscilloscope EHT supplies and as a measuring instrument component it is a special quality device, the naming convention clearly shows this.
The consumer DY70 is closely related to this special quality professional device.
The filament is a close wound helix and is oxide coated.
The thin glass tube envelope is 9 mm in diameter, and excluding the lead out wires is 48 mm tall.
Reference: Datasheet. Type 5642 was first introduced in 1953.
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Updated October 26, 2014.