HV Diode spec request??

From:  fxphoto [SMTP:fxphoto-at-centuryinter-dot-net]
Sent:  Sunday, June 21, 1998 7:25 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: HV Diode spec request??

  I have a cross reference to an SK-3108 which is a 20 kv 0.3 ma selenium diode.
                                          Bill Turbett
> The local surplus place has a stack of HV diodes labeled as such:
>My usual sources don't reference this number.  Can anyone out there help 
>The thing is about the size of a cigarette with metal bands on the ends, 
>kind of like a fuse.  If it were a resistor I'd say it'd be good for 
>10W.  They claim this is a 20KV diode - but I'm more curious what sort 
>of current it'd pass.  I don't know the forwards voltage drop yet.
>-Bill the arcstarter
>Starting arcs in Cinci, OH