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6L6

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ID = 2218
       
Country:
United States of America (USA)
Brand:
Tube type:  Beam Power Tube 
Identical to 6L6 = VT-115 = CV1948 = 6Л6
Similar Tubes
Other shape (e.g. bulb type):
  6L6G ; 6L6GA ; 6L6GB ; 6L6GTY ; 6L6WGA ; 6P3P
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
  CV658
Other class quality (otherwise equal):
  1614 ; 1622 ; 6L6Y
Different maximum ratings:
  6L6WGB
Heater different:
  1631
Multiple differences or of other kind:
  1619
First Source (s)
24.Mar.1936 : Electron Tube Registration List
Successor Tubes 6L6GC   1614  

Base Octal (Int.Octal, IO) K8A, USA 1935 (Codex=Udb)
Filament Vf 6.3 Volts / If 0.9 Ampere / Indirect / Parallel, (AC/DC)
Description

Beam-power-tetrode, launched spring 1936 by RCA. Predecessors: none / Successors: none, still in production. By demand of more output power new output tubes appeared in 1936 with plate dissipation increased from 9 to 18 watts. In Europe it were the pentodes AL5 (4Vf) and EL5 (6.3Vf), in the USA it was the worlds first and most famous beam-power-tetrode, the 6L6. First it appeared as metal tube, then in several glass versions, e.g. as 6L6GC with 35 watts dissipation.

 
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Literature Essential Characteristics, GE 1973   
Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
  6l6.png
  6L6: Courtesy Bureau Belper (De Muiderkring, Bussum), Scan Frank Philipse
Michael Schlör
 
6l6_3~~1.jpg
6L6: aus eigener Sammlung
Peter Roggenhofer † 25.4.18

 
6l6_so.png
6L6: RCA Reference Book 1968
Michael Schlör

 
6l6_6l6g_rca_hochaufl.png
6L6: RCA RECEIVING TUBE MANUAL Jg. 1950
Peter Steffen


Usage in Models 3= 1935 ; 5= 1936?? ; 27= 1936? ; 120= 1936 ; 8= 1937?? ; 24= 1937? ; 108= 1937 ; 11= 1938?? ; 13= 1938? ; 82= 1938 ; 15= 1939?? ; 3= 1939? ; 39= 1939 ; 9= 1940?? ; 4= 1940? ; 26= 1940 ; 3= 1941?? ; 1= 1941? ; 10= 1941 ; 2= 1942?? ; 4= 1942? ; 5= 1942 ; 2= 1943? ; 3= 1943 ; 3= 1944? ; 2= 1944 ; 10= 1945?? ; 2= 1945? ; 3= 1945 ; 20= 1946?? ; 5= 1946? ; 8= 1946 ; 7= 1947?? ; 3= 1947? ; 17= 1947 ; 3= 1948?? ; 10= 1948? ; 13= 1948 ; 1= 1949?? ; 11= 1949? ; 14= 1949 ; 28= 1950?? ; 9= 1950? ; 22= 1950 ; 3= 1951?? ; 12= 1951 ; 4= 1952?? ; 2= 1952? ; 12= 1952 ; 2= 1953?? ; 1= 1953? ; 5= 1953 ; 3= 1954?? ; 2= 1954? ; 4= 1954 ; 13= 1955?? ; 1= 1955? ; 1= 1955 ; 6= 1956?? ; 3= 1956? ; 4= 1956 ; 1= 1957?? ; 4= 1957? ; 5= 1957 ; 4= 1958?? ; 7= 1958? ; 3= 1958 ; 1= 1959?? ; 8= 1959? ; 2= 1959 ; 8= 1960?? ; 1= 1960? ; 2= 1961?? ; 3= 1961? ; 1= 1962? ; 1= 1962 ; 1= 1963?? ; 3= 1963? ; 2= 1963 ; 1= 1964? ; 1= 1965?? ; 3= 1965 ; 1= 1966? ; 1= 1990?? ; 1= 9999

Quantity of Models at Radiomuseum.org with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):861


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6L6 (6L6)
Michel Deluz
30.Mar.11
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 La limite pour ce tube en P.P. classe AB1 de 400v anodiques et 300v écran n'est pas donnée par tous les constructeurs ; nous ne connaissons que RCA et STC qui la mentionnent. Ce sont semble-t-il les seuls constructeurs qui font la différence entre les limites pour la classe A et celles pour la classe AB qui sollicite un peu moins le tube.    

 
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