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U12

Sensibly equivalent to:
43IU DW4-350 R2 R3 R4 RV120/500 U14 UU5
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The U12 directly heated full wave rectifier was a popular design that was also produced by other manufacturers.
Initially the U12 and the U14 were the same valve. However, some valves performed better than others on final factory test so the best ones were graded and marked U14 whilst the also-rans were marked U12.
In the picture the type designation on the top of the envelope has the central type number omitted. The Type Number U12 is stamped (not etched) in large white letters on the side.
The classic envelope is 48 mm in diameter and, excluding the B4 base pins, is 105 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & 1043. Type U12 was first introduced in 1931.

 

Pin Connections
B4
1
2
3
4
a(1)
a(2)
f
f

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Rectifier
Vh
Ah
Va
mAa
4.0
2.5
350
120
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated February 03, 2013.
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