AF3 (AF3)

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? AF3 (AF3) 
24.Aug.09 01:12
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Philip O'Shields (USA)
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What can I use as a more modern equivalent to a AF3?

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6K7 or 78 
24.Aug.09 15:06

Jacob Roschy (D)
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Jacob Roschy

Hi Philip,

there is no direct modern equivalent, the AF3 was the end of the line.

However, you can use a 6K7 (-G, -GT) as substitute, by changing the socket and supply the 6.3 V heater voltage, probably by a small 4 to 6.3 V step-up auto-transformer or by some additional windings on the power transformer. As well you need to realign the surrounding tuned circuits.

A 78 may also work.

Best Regards, Jacob

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