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VR57

Sensibly equivalent to:
CV1057 EK32
    
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The VR57 frequency changer is of the octode construction. The VR designation indicates a pre WWII RAF use. The manufacturer is not marked but the external metalising is in the familiar Mullard house red and the paint has been annotated with the EK32 Type.
The original 1938 valve was the EK2 on the Ct8 base, the IO based EK32 arrived in 1940.
The classic envelope is 28 mm in diameter and, excluding the IO base pins, is 81 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1043. Type VR57 was first introduced in 1940.

 

Pin Connections
IO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
tc
m
h
a
g3,g5
g1
g2
h
k
g4

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Octode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
6.3
0.2
250
50
-2
1.0
0.8
2.0M
0.55
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated January 09, 2013.
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