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ID = 5966
United States of America (USA)
Brand: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Tube type:  Beam Power Tube   Universal 
Identical to 6046
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Base Octal (Int.Octal, IO) K8A, USA 1935
Was used by Industrial
Filament Vf 25 Volts / If 0.3 Ampere / Indirect / Specified voltage AND current AC/DC

The 6040 is a computer rated beam power tube, intended as relay driver. The octal-based (EIA base 7AC) beam power tetrode 25L6 was mainly used for the "All American Five" type radios, in short "AA5" sets abut also in a number of early computers, like the UNIVAC I (1952) from Remington Rand (later called Sperry Rand and then Unisys). The UNIVAC I used about 5200 vacuum tubes. The tube type 6046 is the industrial type of the 25L6GT, used as a relay driver or to run selenoids in key punch machines.

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Information source Essential Characteristics, GE 1973   
Röhren-Taschen-Tabelle, (Franzis RTT)   
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6046: RTT Schwandt
Günther Stabe † 19.8.20


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