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6F23

Sensibly equivalent to:
6EL7 EF812 Z749
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The 6F23 is a screened amplifier pentode. The presence of two cathode connections suggests an RF role where lead inductance needs to kept to a minimum.
Thanks to Dave Harding for the following information. The 6F23 was used in the late 1950s and early 1960s as an IF amplifier in Ultra TV sets. Ultra always used Mazda valves (30P4/30P19 line output 30PL13 frame) at the time. It was always felt this was because they were produced 'in house', Ultra and Mazda being part of the same company. The valves were near equivalents of the popular Mullard EF80/EF85 - PL36 and PCL85 though not pin compatable. As an afterthought Mazda valves were very unreliable compared to Mullard and Brimar was somewhere in between. (Not that the PCL85 was an icon of reliability.)
The screen makes observing the inside difficult but copper supports can be seen.
It is a true pentode with three wire grids.
The thin glass tube envelope is 21 mm in diameter, and excluding the B9A base pins, is 58 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & Dave Harding. Type 6F23 was first introduced in 1959.

 

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

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
gm
6.3
0.3
170
170
-1.9
10.0
2.6
9.2
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated April 12, 2015.
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