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LS5A

Sensibly equivalent to:
POVT39
See also:
Osram LS5A Advert, July 1928
    
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The LS5A from M-OV was a dull emitter valve designed for audio amplification.
The LS5A was introduced in 1924 with a metal base skirt. The LS5A improved on the original LS5 by having a lower impedance, which in turn allowed a greater output power to be delivered by the valve.
This exhibit is a later version and has a Bakelite base that also hides the evacuation seal. The 1928 advert shows the LS5A with the Balelite base.
From the top of the envelope can be seen the cross section of the anode cavity and also the etched lettering.
The Osram branding took the form of this paper label.
The delicate spring for the filament can be seen but sadly the inverted 'V' filament is missing.
The balloon envelope is 57 mm in diameter and, excluding the B4 base pins, is 110 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1043. Type LS5A was first introduced in 1924.

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vg
mAa
ra
gm
Pdiss
4.5
0.8
60-400
-20
-
2750
0.91
10W
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated October 10, 2013.
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