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6BE6

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ID = 1424
       
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 6BE6 = EK90 = 6А2П = X77 = X727 = CV453 = HM04
Similar Tubes
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
  5760 ; 6A2 ; CK5750
Other class quality (otherwise equal):
  5750 ; 6BE6N ; CV4012
Heater different:
  12BE6
First year 1946 -- Collector info (Sammler)
First Source (s)
25.Oct.1945 : Electron Tube Registration List
26.Sep.1945 : - - Manufacturers Literature RCA data sheet
Predecessor Tubes 6SA7   7Q7   6SA7GT   6SA7Gd   6SA7MGT  
Successor Tubes 6BA7   1217   6BE6W  

Base Miniatur-7-Pin-Base B7G, USA 1940 (Codex=Zao)
Was used by Radio/TV-reception etc.
Filament Vf 6.3 Volts / If 0.3 Ampere / Indirect / Parallel / series AC/DC /
Description

+/- 90 V peak max heater to cathode insulation from original designer documentation. Uprated to +/- 200 V from January 1960.

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

 
Tube prices 1 Tube prices (visible for members only)
Literature Essential Characteristics, GE 1973   
Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
- - Manufacturers Literature

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  6BE6: Courtesy Bureau Belper (De Muiderkring, Bussum), Scan Frank Philipse
Michael Schlör
 
6be6_mfr2.jpg
6BE6: Collection JR
Jacob Roschy

 
Variants
 
6be6basediagram.png
6BE6: 6BE6 GE Data Sheet 8-54
Vitor Oliveira

 
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6BE6: RCA Tube Manual
Peter Hoddow


Usage in Models 4= 1946?? ; 7= 1946? ; 24= 1946 ; 5= 1947?? ; 11= 1947? ; 65= 1947 ; 8= 1948?? ; 25= 1948? ; 161= 1948 ; 25= 1949?? ; 50= 1949? ; 160= 1949 ; 123= 1950?? ; 52= 1950? ; 150= 1950 ; 49= 1951?? ; 82= 1951? ; 200= 1951 ; 58= 1952?? ; 73= 1952? ; 117= 1952 ; 49= 1953?? ; 45= 1953? ; 200= 1953 ; 37= 1954?? ; 77= 1954? ; 115= 1954 ; 47= 1955?? ; 34= 1955? ; 117= 1955 ; 15= 1956?? ; 27= 1956? ; 41= 1956 ; 11= 1957?? ; 23= 1957? ; 25= 1957 ; 11= 1958?? ; 50= 1958? ; 111= 1958 ; 7= 1959?? ; 262= 1959? ; 168= 1959 ; 38= 1960?? ; 33= 1960? ; 28= 1960 ; 4= 1961?? ; 41= 1961? ; 23= 1961 ; 5= 1962?? ; 73= 1962? ; 33= 1962 ; 9= 1963?? ; 64= 1963? ; 29= 1963 ; 4= 1964?? ; 90= 1964? ; 15= 1964 ; 17= 1965?? ; 4= 1965? ; 17= 1965 ; 5= 1966? ; 16= 1966 ; 3= 1967?? ; 4= 1967? ; 9= 1967 ; 3= 1968?? ; 2= 1968? ; 4= 1968 ; 1= 1969?? ; 1= 1969? ; 6= 1969 ; 1= 1970?? ; 1= 1970? ; 1= 1971? ; 1= 1971 ; 1= 1972?? ; 1= 1972? ; 1= 1973 ; 1= 1975?? ; 1= 1979 ; 7= 9999
Number of Models at Radiomuseum.org with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):3518

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

6BE6*Box

Sammlung J.P.Brömme
Jan Peter Brömme

My Collection
Danko Tkalec

Ebay Auction
Franz Scharner

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