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EL84

Sensibly equivalent to:
6BQ5 6P15 CV2975 N709
    
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The EL84 output pentode was classically used in the Mullard 5-10 10W high quality audio amplifiers of the 1950s and 1960s. Other makers copied the design and this is one from Mazda. It is marked as of Foreign origin and this suggests late production when the UK industry was in decline.
The performance figures given here refer to class A operation.
See EL84 for full details.
Looking inside the anode cavity the three grids can be seen, showing that this is a true pentode. The suppressor grid is of a very open pitch such that it appears as a single thick line in each of the anode gaps.
The thin glass tube envelope is 21 mm in diameter and, excluding the B9A base pins, is 70 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 3002 & 1040. Type EL84 was first introduced in 1953.

 

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

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
gm
Pout
Pdiss
6.3
0.76
250
250
-7.3
48
5.5
6.7
2.2
12W
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated February 23, 2014.
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