anode saturation

anode saturation

[′a‚nōd ‚sach·ə′rā·shən]
(electronics)
The condition in which the anode current of an electron tube cannot be further increased by increasing the anode voltage; the electrons are then being drawn to the anode at the same rate as they are emitted from the cathode. Also known as current saturation; plate saturation; saturation; voltage saturation.