Sensibly equivalent¶ to:
5B/252M CV391 CV8028
The 5B/255M beam tetrode was designed for transmitter use in the HF and low VHF parts of the spectrum. The design has the same rating as the 807. The 5B/255M has a sister valve, the 5B/254M, that is a miniature enveloped version of the 807 complete with anode top cap.
In addition to RF power, the valves were designated for service as audio power amplifiers. Here the valve was to operate in class AB1 and a pair would deliver 15 Watts at 3% total distortion.
The wide glass tube envelope is 29 mm in diameter and, excluding the B8B base pins, is 79 mm tall.
References: 1040 & datasheet Type 5B/255M was first introduced in 1957.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated February 18, 2013.