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13D3

Sensibly equivalent to:
CV2212
See also:
Quiescent Push-Pull
    
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The 13D3 double triode can be both a voltage amplifier or an audio output valve. In the latter role it is designed for class B audio push-pull amplifier service. With 45.3 Volts of peak to peak input signal fed in anti-phase to the grids the output would be 6.7 Watts at 11% distortion. Loud but not hi-fi. The anode load a-a needs to be 20,000 Ohms. The second set of parameters apply. This operation harks back to the 1930s and quiescent push-pull in battery receivers.
The 13D3 is not listed in the Brimar manual No. 4 but appears as an industrial valve in Manual 5. It is the commercial version of CV2212 and priced in 1953 at 25/-.
The 6158 is a special quality version of the 13D3.
The 6.3 Volt heater rating assumes that both heaters are fed in parallel. In series they are powered from 12.6 Volts from vehicle supplies. It is possible that the audio output duty was designed for in vehicle applications.
One anode face on showing the stitched anode construction.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B9A base pins, is 47 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040, 4003 & 4052.

 

Pin Connections
B9A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
a(2)
g1(2)
k(2)
h
h
a(1)
g1(1)
k(1)
hct

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vg
mAa
ra
gm
6.3
0.65
250
-4.6
6.0
14,000
2.3

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
mAa
6.3
0.65
250
21.6
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated February 02, 2013.
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