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EL41

Sensibly equivalent to:
67PT 6CK5 CV3889 N150
    
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The EL41 is an all glass output pentode rated for 9 Watts anode dissipation, and intended for use in AC mains operated equipment. The EL41 should only be used with self-bias or semi-automatic bias.
Unlike the first B8A valves that had a metal base cover with locating spigot, this valve has a wider base to the envelope and a locating pip moulded into the glass. It indeed represents the transition point to the final all glass valve. The pins are still equi-spaced in the base and this soon gave way to the B9A and B7G styles that did not require a locating spigot or glass pip.
The reverse of the anode. Note the cooling fins on the top of the copper control grid supports.
This is a true pentode with three wire grids.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B8A base pins, is 68 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type EL41 was first introduced in 1947.

 

Pin Connections
B8A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
h
a
k
k,g3
g2
g1
k
h

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
Pdiss
Pout
D
6.3
0.7
250
250
-7
36
5.2
40,000
10
9W
4.2W
10%
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated March 04, 2013.
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