chapter  13
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Safe Handling of Vacuum Tube Devices

Electrical safety is important when working with any type of electronic hardware. Because vacuum tubes operate at high voltages and currents, safety is doubly important. The primary areas of concern, from a safety standpoint, include

Electric shock

Nonionizing radiation

Beryllium oxide (BeO) ceramic dust

Hot surfaces of vacuum tube devices

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)