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PCF80

Sensibly equivalent to:
30C1 8A8 9A8 LZ319 LZ329
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The PCF80 is from the era of VHF television in the 1950s and early 1960s. This valve is a triode pentode, with separate cathode connections. The PCF80 was designed to function as a mixer and oscillator in the tuner at between 50 and 190 MHz.
The interesting feature of the television valve is that it was made in Spain.
This image peeks into the triode oscillator section to reveal the Copper grid support rods and fine grid wire. The supports are extended above the top mica and fitted with black fins to radiate away heat. The pentode section at the top of the picture also has Copper grid supports and a heat sinking fin.
See also PCC84 for the corresponding pre-amplifier valve for Band III television tuners from the mid 1950s.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B9A base pins, is 46 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type PCF80 was first introduced in 1953.

 

Pin Connections
B9A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
a(t)
g1
g2
h
h
a
k,s,g3
k(t)
g1(t)

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
9
0.3
170
170
-5.5
5.2
1.5
0.87M
2.1

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Va
Vg
mAa
100
-2
14
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated March 12, 2013.
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