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EF91

Sensibly equivalent to:
5A/160H 5A/160K 6AM6 6F12 8D3 CV138 HP6 SP6 Z77
See also:
EF91 - not the valve that won the war - Television RF Valve Development - Valves and their Habits - Valves for Bands III, IV & V - Olympia Show 1947 - Pye B18T AC/DC Television Chassis - The EF91 and the Blue Band
    
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This exhibit is included as it carries the Mullard code, the American code and the UK Government code.
The EF91 was almost the universal valve of the early 1950s, as can be seen by the number of manufacturers who made versions of this standard valve. The first reference we have to the EF91 is the review of the 1947 Olympia Show in Wireless World.
The EF91 is a high gain, high impedance, high slope, screened pentode. Mullard describe the EF91 as primarily intended for use as RF amplifiers or mixer valves in television receivers. At the time, late 1940s, television only operated at VHF.
If run hard as in video amplifier service or as a TV sound output valve, the EF91 would give problems but for RF or IF use it was a reliable valve.
It could be used from AF to VHF up to about 200 MHz and was found in large numbers in most types of electronic equipment. In radio it was used for RF and IF amplification, for oscillators and frequency multipliers.
The reverse carries the rest of the identification, thus making it clear that all three designations are for an identical specification.
The thin glass tube envelope is 17 mm in diameter and, excluding the B7G base pins, is 47 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040 Type EF91 was first introduced in 1947.

 

Pin Connections
B7G
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
g1
k
h
h
a
g3
g2

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
6.3
0.3
250
250
-2
10
2.5
1M
7.6
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated February 19, 2014.
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