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12BE6

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ID = 2630
       
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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
Other class quality (otherwise equal):
  12BE6N
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 / Specified voltage AND current 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.

 
Tube prices 3 Tube prices (visible for members only)
Information source 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 †
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mi31_2.png 12BE6: RTT 1974 (Franzis) 13. Auflage
Martin Renz

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Just Qvigstad
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12BE6: RCA Tube Manual
Peter Hoddow

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Quantity of Models at Radiomuseum.org with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):6893

Collection of


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

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