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Flashcards in RT 205 X-Ray Tube Components Deck (10):
1

where the alternating current comes from to power the circuit

Main breaker

2

when you push the button to start an exposure this switch closes to start the exposure.

Exposure switch

3

this is where you adjust the kVp for the exposure.

Autotransformer

4

this part of the circuit stops the exposure.

Timer circuit

5

this transformer bumps the voltage up so that the x-ray tube has very high voltage to make the electrons have enough energy to form x-rays.

Step up transformer

6

this makes the current only go in one direction through the x-ray tube.

Four diode rectification circuit

7

this variable resistor adjusts the current going to the filament.

filament circuit variable resistor

8

this transformer steps the voltage down and therefore the current up. 

Step-down transformer

9

this is where the x-rays are created.

x-ray tube

10

this rotates the anode

rotor stator