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abbr. height.


HT, Ht, hT or ht may refer to:

  • Aeromist-Kharkiv IATA airline designator
  • Haiti ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
  • .ht, Internet country code for Haiti
  • Haitian Creole language ISO 639 alpha-2 code
  • Hard Tail bicycle, Oofront suspension only bikes and not FS, because front suspension only bikes were introduced before Full Suspension (FS) bikes.
  • Hat tip, used in blogs and social network services such as Twitter to indicate provenance and give credit; also understood as heard through
  • Height (abbreviation ht.)
  • Hilary Term, the name of the Winter/Spring term at Oxford University
  • Hostage-taker
  • How to, subject abbreviation for helpful 'How To' instructions
  • Hull Maintenance Technician, abbreviated HT, a US Navy occupational rating.
  • Hurricane tie
HT (vacuum tube)


In vacuum tube technology, HT or high tension describes the main power supply to the circuit, which produces the current between anode and cathode. It is also known as the plate supply or voltage, B battery supply, or simply labeled ->B on circuit diagrams, from the days of battery powered circuitry.

EHT or extra high tension similarly describes the accelerating voltage for a cathode ray tube such as used in a television, computer monitor or cathode ray oscilloscope.

The HT supply circuit most commonly provides a positive voltage of some hundreds of volts to the anode (or plate) and in later circuits also to the screen grid, with the cathode running at near ground or chassis potential. The main exception to this was in the case of tubes with water-cooled anodes, once used for radio transmission, electric furnaces and similar applications. These tubes used a negative HT supply to the cathode, so that the anode could run near ground DC potential (but typically at many hundreds of volts of RF).

Other power supplies to vacuum tube circuits include:

  • LT, low tension or A battery, the supply to the filaments or heaters. Early tubes designed for battery operation had 2 volt filaments (for use with a lead-acid cell). Later tubes had 1.4 volt filaments to run from dry batteries. With the introduction of mains powered equipment, indirectly heated tubes became more common and usually (though not always) required 4 volts in Europe and 6.3 volts in America. The latter became the standard voltage after the Second world war. One notable exception was that rectifier tubes often had 5 volt filaments or heaters which usually had to have a separate supply anyway.
  • GB, grid bias or C battery. Used in early battery powered equipment. Once self biasing circuits were developed, this power source was no longer required.
  • EHT or Extra High Tension, the accelerator supply to a cathode ray tube. This supply typically ranges from 15 kV to 35 kV though very early television receivers used voltages as low as 4 kV.

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He had not been with her these past two days while she trained for hypersonic spaceplane duty at the Space Command HTS flight simulator at Little Rock, then went to Southern California for the launch.

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