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This magnificent green metalised valve from Mazda is marked as FO141 but is in fact an FC141.
This low consumption battery heptode was designed for use as a frequency changer. Such valves were very quickly displaced by B7G based valves and were, therefore, never made in large quantities.
Our exhibit is unused, and the typical fate of these valves, and the sets, was that they were discarded when the special batteries became hard to obtain.
The classic envelope is 31 mm in diameter and, excluding the MO base pins, is 80 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & 1043. Type FC141 was first introduced in 1939.

 

Pin Connections
MO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
tc
f
-
a
g2
g1
m
g3,g5
f
g4

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Heptode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
1.4
0.05
82
45
0
0.55
0.6
0.6M
0.25
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated January 29, 2013.
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