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The EBL21 is one of very few double diode audio output pentode valves that were designed.
The valve has a common cathode and the diodes are for signal rectification for detector or AGC service. As an example of both use and date, this valve type was used in the 1947 Philips 462A radio for detection and audio output. It would have needed considerable drive at the intermediate frequency and the output pentode is of high gain to allow the use a a single stage from detector to output transformer.
Mullard describe the EBL21 as a high sensitivity output pentode, combined with twin diodes, for use in AC mains operated equipment.
The wide glass tube envelope is 32 mm in diameter and, excluding the B8B base pins, is 76 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & 3002. Type EBL21 was first introduced in 1947.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated March 21, 2014.