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David Phillips
 
 
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19.Jun.09 00:04

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Note the CV73 has a sister tube. It is a very similar tube with a similar name: CV72.

Some CV72s may be slightly shorter but otherwise it appears identical, having a B7 base also. The number-difference on the labels can be easily overlooked because they look so similar and tend to be found in a group together.

The pinout is ALMOST identical, except for one difference which means neither tube will work if interchanged: the g2 electrode pin-connections are different, (usually causing the screen to be low) with the result that the tube appears to have no emissions.

The close resemblance and apparent no-emission results has nearly caused me to junk a very good CV72 tube.

There is a good picture at http://www.tubecollector.org/cv72.htm . (NoteI have one example of this valve which behaves as if it has a 4-volt heater (reaches full current at 4.6 Volts, not 6.3 as per the spec).

This article was edited 20.Jun.09 10:35 by David Phillips .

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Hello David,

thank you for this information. But I still feel confused about the swapped g2 and g3 electrode pin-connections, as the base diagrams always shows g3 connected to cathode internally. Are probably g2 and g1 swapped ?

So can you please check the base diagrams of both tubes and post the correct ones to here ?

Thanks in advance,

Jacob

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Thanks Jacob -

I have checked this: it is only the screen grid that moves (as you say the beam forming plates and internally connected to the cathode in both tubes).

The screen (g2) is on pin 7 for the CV73, but for CV72 it is on pin 3 (with pin 7 n/c). Pin 3 should be left n/c for CV73).

The control grid (g1) remains on pin 2 for both tubes

The full base diagrams are below. (I also added information about heater behaviour).

Thanks,
Dave

Pin Function on CV72 (2!)
1 n/c
2 Control grid
3 Screen grid
4 Heater
5 Heater
6 Cathode and beam forming plates
7 n/c
TC Anode

 

Pin Function on CV73 (3!)
1 n/c
2 Control grid
3 n/c
4 Heater
5 Heater
6 Cathode and beam plates
7 Screen grid
TC Anode

 

Jacob Roschy
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Hello David,

now I have designed a new base diagram for the CV72 corresponding to your informations.

Now how are the base diagrams for the similar types V1120B and 11E3 ?

Regards, Jacob

 


 

This article was edited 05.Jul.09 08:19 by Jacob Roschy .

  
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