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B8

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ID = 28417
       
Country:
Great Britain (UK)
Brand: BTH (B.T.H.), British Thomson-Houston Co, Ltd.
Tube type:  Triode, vacuum   Audio Frequency 
Identical to B8
First year 1924 Saga of the Vacuumtube, Tyne Seite 390
First Source (s)
1926 : British Radio Valves - The Vintage Years, Thrower p.47

Base Europe 4-Pin (A, 4A, B4, since 1914)
Filament Vf 2.8 Volts / If 0.12 Ampere / Direct / Battery =
Description Advertisement by BTH in March 1927 announces the B8 as a new valve. It seems unlikely that Tyne's date of 1924 is correct, at least as regards availablity.

Designed for use in RC coupled ampliers.
Filament range is 1.8 to 2.8 volts
Filament current is 0.12A at 2.8V
Ra is 180k ohms at Va of 150, with an amplification factor of 50. 

Literature - - Manufacturers Literature   Advertisement in WW March 16 1927
 
bth_b8.jpg
B8: RFJ
Roy Johnson

 

Usage in Models 1= 1927

Quantity of Models at Radiomuseum.org with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):1


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