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The information below is provided to assist in the design and specification of neon.

Please note that specs may change as changes to code and technology occur. 
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Component Diagrams and Information
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Table 5 - Decimal and Fractional Inch Equivalents of
Common Tubing Diameters
.394 in
~ 3/8 in
.472 in
~ 1/2 in
.591 in
~ 5/8 in
.709 in
~ 3/4 in
.984 in
~1 in
*Note:  25mm is generally termed 'Cold Cathode'

Diagram 1 - Typical Neon Surface Installation
Showing Partial tube, electrode, & tube support.
Neon Surface Installation

Diagram 2 - Typical Neon Through-Wall Installation
Showing Partial tube, electrode, electrode housing, & tube support.
Neon Through-Wall Installation

Note: Installation components typically include: neon tubes, tube supports,
electrode insulators or housings, GTO wire, wire sleeve or conduit, power supply.

Table 4 - Minimum Recommended High Voltage Clearances
See 'Type' definitions below.
Secondary Volts
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
1001 to 5000
1/2 inch
1/4 inch
3/4 inch 1 inch
5001 to 10000
3/4 inch
1/4 inch 1-1/8 inch 1-1/2 inch
10001 to 15000
1 inch
1/4 inch 1-1/2 inch 2 inch
Type 1: Sleeved high voltage (HV) wire to primary wire or to dead metal. * Where dead metal is parallel to HV wire for more than 1 inch.
Type 2: Neon tubing to any surface.
Type 3: Bare HV parts to dead metal, to unsleeved HV wire, or to primary wire and connectors.
Type 4: Bare HV parts to other bare HV parts or non-insulated primary and low voltage parts.

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