What Is a Vacuum Tube System?

Answer A vacuum tube or pneumatic tube system refers to a method of transporting items along a system of enclosed pipes by the flow and varying pressure of air. This type of system works well in moving cl... Read More »

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What is a vacuum tube?

Vacuum tubes were the predecessors of transistors--essentially, high-voltage amplification devices that made many of technological advances possible. New technologies--some involving microwaves--ar... Read More »

What is a vacuum tube called?

A vacuum tube may also be called an electron tube or a thermionic valve, according to prolific electronics writer Nigel P. Cook. The tubular device controls the movement of electrons inside a vacuu... Read More »

Can a vacuum tube be repaired?

I wouldn't go more than three. But if it was in the freezer, maybe a few weeks.

Who invented the vacuum tube?

While perfecting the light bulb in 1883, Thomas Edison accidentally discovered electric current can travel through a vacuum without the assistance of wire, according to the Public Broadcasting Serv... Read More »