Technical Information

Complete electron gun system

Close-up of system FlexPanel Controller

Troubleshooting Hints

  • Locate the system manual
    • Manuals contain system-specific operating techniques and performance graphs taken during testing
  • Contact Kimball Physics
    • Experienced employees will answer any troubleshooting questions.
  • Note High Voltage dangers
    • Ask Kimball Physics for guidance in troubleshooting power supplies

Evaluations and rebuilds

Systems can be returned to Kimball Physics for evaluation and rebuild.
  • Electron gun rebuild: includes evaluation, cleaning, installation of a new cathode, and testing
  • Power supply repair: includes evaluation and testing
  • Call first for a return authorization number
  • Please return complete system: include the gun, power supply, and cables so all components can be tested together

Kimball Physics provides select reference material for electron gun technology available for download in PDF form.

Current technology electron gun systems have power supplies with FlexPanel controller.

For information pertaining to electron gun systems built before 2005, see Pre-2005 Technical Information.


  • Glossary (101 KB) common electron and ion gun terms

  • Operating Hints (70 KB) introductory level, describes various lab techniques

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Controls and Operating Instructions

System Features and Options

Computer Control