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R2018

 
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The Azide Process
    
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The R2018 is a general purpose triode with an unusual heater rating. 180 mA is not a common value for series heater chains.
Tungsram had a British manufacturing plant but this valve originates from the parent company in Hungary.
A previous owner has scraped away some of the external metalising to reveal the triode within.
The anode has an oval shape to the working face.
The heater is a flat corrugated ribbon that runs vertically through the oxide coated cathode tube. The vertical rod in the foreground looks to be for the top connection of the heater.
The dome carries the Type designation, the makers name and the words Barium Tube. Barium tube refers to the Azide process but this valve looks to have a spray coated cathode and the Azide process was not suitable for indirectly heated valves. Thus Barium tube is used as a brand identifier.
The classic envelope is 37 mm in diameter, and excluding the B5 base pins is 96 mm tall.
Reference: 1043. Type R2018 was first introduced in 1932.

 

Pin Connections
B5
1
2
3
4
5
a
g1
h
h
k

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vg
mAa
ra
gm
20
0.18
200
-2
2.5
13,300
2.5
Updated April 04, 2014.
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