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Yes, a neon glow discharge lamp or tube must have two electrical connections in order for current to flow to, from and through the device.I am repairing an Electric Neon Clock Co. clock and one of the neon tubes has no electrical wiring coming from one end, my question is should both ends have electrical wires protruding from them. If so is there a way to repair that?
Thanks, I have never seen anything like that before. However my wires are broken all the way down inside the glass! I think I may have to have new tubes made!If there is any length of wire still exiting the electrode (i.e. if both wires are not cleanly broken off), you might consider this: http://prosites-llcwccd.homestead.com/ELECTRODESAVER.html . Note that they only have 12mm or 15mm in stock - you'll need to know the diameter of your tube's end to see if one or the other will fit. And this type of cap will only work where the tube end is placed in a glass housing, the type with the metal spring contact at the bottom (such as these: http://prosites-llcwccd.homestead.com/GLASSHOUSINGS.html). You may have to have a new tube made - most neon shops will not repair old neon, as there is usually a small amount of mercury in the tube.