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8426A

Sensibly equivalent to:
6AU6A
    
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This General Electric 8426A is also marked as a 6AU6A differs from the 6AU6 sharp cut-off pentode in that the heater is controlled such that, when used with other similar valves, heater voltage surges are minimised and the warm-up time is defined.
Tektronix oscilloscopes were regarded as some of the best made and they took great care over quality control as can be seen here. A Tektronix oscilloscope would be supplied with a small coil of silver loaded solder to ensure that any modifications/repairs were made with the same standard of joint conductivity.
The anode cylinder with the suppressor grid support visible.
The thin glass tube envelope is 18 mm in diameter and excluding the B7G base pins the valve is 48 mm tall.
Reference: Datasheet. Type 8426A was first introduced in 1958.

 

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

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
6.3
0.3
250
150
-6.5
10.6
4.3
1.0M
5.2
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated January 29, 2016.
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