Sensibly equivalent¶ to:
6B8EG CV1893 VT-93A
The 6B8G double diode amplifier pentode was designed for detector and first audio stages in radio receivers. The diodes would be for signal and AGC detection and the high impedance audio pentode would provide good small signal gain for feeding into an output pentode.
The upper part of the valve is the screen pentode and below the circular screen can be seen the diode anodes. The bright box forms one anode and the vertical rods form the second anode.
The classic envelope is 38 mm in diameter and, excluding the IO base pins, is 101 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type 6B8G was first introduced in 1937.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated October 11, 2015. shape:classic construction:pinch type:double.diode.pentode age:1930.1940 base:io heater:6.3v pins:8 pin:1.m pin:2.h pin:3.a pin:4.a(d2) pin:5.a(d1) pin:6.g2 pin:7.h pin:8.k pin:tc.g1