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Sensibly equivalent to:
52CG CMG22 CV248
See also:
1957 Cintel Brochure
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This Cintel GS16 photocell has a large curved photo-cathode and a rectangular wire anode in front of the cathode.
This type of photocell is operated with a positive bias of several tens of Volts to the anode and a high value series resistor. The output voltage is taken by a high impedance amplifier from across the resistor. The photo-current is only a few µAmps at most.The G indicates that this is a gas filled cell. Such photocells are applicable for on/off applications and were used in cinema sound systems with a maximum audio frequency of 12 kHz.
The side view of the electrode assembly shows the anode as a rectangular wire loop.
The face view shows the curved cathode as a rectangular plate.
The wide glass tube envelope is 26 mm in diameter and, excluding the B4 base pins, is 56 mm tall.
Reference: Data-sheet.


Pin Connections


Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Light Control
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated September 10, 2019.
shape:wide.glass.tube construction:pinch type:photocell age:1950.1960 base:b4 pins:4 pin:1.a pin:2.- pin:3.- pin:4.k
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