H511 Consoltone Ch= 5H01

Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL

  • Year
  • 1951
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 68211
    • alternative name: Chicago Radio Lab

Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • AC/DC-set / 117 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 10 cm = 3.9 inch
  • Material
  • Bakelite case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: H511 Consoltone Ch= 5H01 - Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago,
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 350 x 170 x 150 mm / 13.8 x 6.7 x 5.9 inch
  • Notes
  • color: shades of brown.
  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 2.3 kg / 5 lb 1.1 oz (5.066 lb)
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 22, covering 1951

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Forum contributions about this model: Zenith Radio Corp.;: H511 Consoltone Ch= 5H01

Threads: 2 | Posts: 11

It looks like this version is an export one. BC and SW. Need for a new model or within bandwith of this one?


Bart Slager, 05.Aug.16

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Dear Friends:

I was preparing photos of this radio when I noticed this is a special model and not just a regular H511


My exemplar has a "Tube Life Saver" device, which is nothing but a "slo-start" which protects the tubes from the initial current inrush. I believe this is an NTC but of course I have not opened it to take a look. The radio plays fine.

The device is placed within the filament string and it takes this radio aproximately 80 seconds to warm up and play. here is a close up on the label on the back:

Because the device drops aprox. 6V, the tube lineup in this radio is the following: 12BE6   6BA6  12AT6   50L6GT and 35W4This is a view of the chassis showing the device attached to the back and protected by a red metal box:


Now I am sure the chassis is 5H01 because the chassis is stamped as such:

But the question is: shall we upload this as a variant since it has a different tube lineup and a device that the other chassis don't have? None of the schematics we have show the device.





Mario Bermejo, 19.May.09

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