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12BE6

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ID = 2630
       
Country:
United States of America (USA)
Brand: Common type USA tube/semicond.
Developer: RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New York (NY) 
Tube type:  Pentagrid-Converter (Heptode)   Pentagrid (new)   Controlling (mu) 
Identical to 12BE6 = HK90
Similar Tubes
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
  12BE6A
Heater different:
  26D6 ; 6BE6
First year 1946 -- Collector info (Sammler)
First Source (s)
25.Oct.1945 : Electron Tube Registration List
Predecessor Tubes 12SA7   14Q7   12SA7G   14S7  
Successor Tubes 12BA7   26D6   12BE6A  

Base Miniatur-7-Pin-Base B7G, USA 1940 (Codex=Zeo)
Was used by Radio/TV-reception etc.
Filament Vf 12.6 Volts / If 0.15 Ampere / Indirect / Parallel / series AC/DC /
Description

First registered in October 1945 for +/- 90 V max peak cathode to heater insulation. Re-registered in June 1951 with the same cathode-heater insulation. Registration updated in December 1959, with cathode-to-heater insulation uprated to +/- 200 V.

Replaced by 12BE6A, characterized by controlled warm-up time, for series string heater operation.

* RMA/JEDEC register record available by courtesy of TCA* - Full record is downloadable here.

 
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Literature Essential Characteristics, GE 1973   
Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
- - Manufacturers Literature

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  12BE6: Courtesy Bureau Belper (De Muiderkring, Bussum), Scan Frank Philipse
Karel De Reus †
 
j_futaba_12be6_electoron_tube.jpg
12BE6: DS
Dirk Sponholz

 
Variants
 
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12BE6: RTT 1974 (Franzis) 13. Auflage
Martin Renz

 
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12BE6: RCA Tube Manual
Peter Hoddow


Usage in Models 4= 1946?? ; 19= 1946? ; 58= 1946 ; 3= 1947?? ; 19= 1947? ; 114= 1947 ; 16= 1948?? ; 27= 1948? ; 175= 1948 ; 48= 1949?? ; 23= 1949? ; 96= 1949 ; 123= 1950?? ; 52= 1950? ; 154= 1950 ; 41= 1951?? ; 62= 1951? ; 245= 1951 ; 36= 1952?? ; 82= 1952? ; 168= 1952 ; 33= 1953?? ; 78= 1953? ; 261= 1953 ; 39= 1954?? ; 267= 1954? ; 188= 1954 ; 83= 1955?? ; 204= 1955? ; 196= 1955 ; 14= 1956?? ; 185= 1956? ; 104= 1956 ; 9= 1957?? ; 65= 1957? ; 137= 1957 ; 29= 1958?? ; 34= 1958? ; 162= 1958 ; 15= 1959?? ; 221= 1959? ; 239= 1959 ; 116= 1960?? ; 85= 1960? ; 127= 1960 ; 12= 1961?? ; 98= 1961? ; 79= 1961 ; 16= 1962?? ; 147= 1962? ; 49= 1962 ; 3= 1963?? ; 164= 1963? ; 70= 1963 ; 8= 1964?? ; 198= 1964? ; 78= 1964 ; 32= 1965?? ; 166= 1965? ; 18= 1965 ; 33= 1966?? ; 9= 1966? ; 15= 1966 ; 3= 1967?? ; 3= 1967? ; 11= 1967 ; 7= 1968?? ; 3= 1968? ; 3= 1968 ; 1= 1969?? ; 1= 1969? ; 1= 1969 ; 6= 1970?? ; 1= 1970? ; 1= 1970 ; 1= 1972 ; 2= 1973 ; 1= 1974?? ; 1= 1974? ; 1= 1977 ; 2= 9999?? ; 3= 9999
Number of Models at Radiomuseum.org with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):5703

Documents about this component
  RMA registration record covering the RCA tube types 6AT6, 6AU6, 6BA6, 6BE6, 12AT6, 12BA6, 12BE6, 35W4 and 50B5 2327 KB

12BE6*Box

propria
João-Afonso Santos

Photo of tube from my collection - TS
Tomasz Szczesniak

Eigene Sammlung
Aldo Patriarca

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