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EF40

Sensibly equivalent to:
CV3885
    
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The EF40 is a voltage amplifying pentode, primarily intended for use in high gain RC coupled AF voltage amplifier stages.
This exhibit is from Philips in Holland, parent of the UK Mullard company, The seal between the pressed glass foot and the envelope is typical Philips. The Mullard EF40 exhibit is also marked Made in Holland and has the same base style. However, exhibit EF40 is UK made and the base style is typical of the UK company.
Looking through the perforated screen the anode can be seen to be two plates with a joining strap. The open pitch helix of the suppressor grid identifies it and shows that it is placed close to the anode and away from the inner grids.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B8A base pins, is 52 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type EF40 was first introduced in 1948.

 

Pin Connections
B8A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
h
a
ic
g3
g1
g2
k,s
h

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
gm
6.3
0.2
250
140
-2
3.0
0.6
1.8
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated February 24, 2015.
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