inverse peak voltage

inverse peak voltage

[′in‚vərs ¦pēk ′vōl·tij]
(electronics)
The peak value of the voltage that exists across a rectifier tube or x-ray tube during the half cycle in which current does not flow.
The maximum instantaneous voltage value that a rectifier tube or x-ray tube can withstand in the inverse direction (with anode negative) without breaking down and becoming conductive.
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