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6K7

Sensibly equivalent to:
CV1942 VT-86
See also:
Metal Striptease - The 'Magic Three' Valves
    
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The 6K7 pentode was designed for intermediate frequency amplifiers in 'modern' superhet type receivers during the mid 1930s. A couple of years later the slightly changed single ended version 6SK7 appeared.
It is high impedance allowing for a high Q in the tuned anode circuit. It has a long grid base allowing for the stage gain to be altered according to the grid bias applied. Thus this a variable-μ valve where the gain is to be controlled by and AGC voltage developed at the detector stage. This was usually an additional diode. Typically within a double diode triode such as the 6Q7.
See also 6K7G for the glass envelope version.
The RCA logo.
The thin metal envelope is 25 mm in diameter and, excluding the IO base pins, is 63 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type 6K7 was first introduced in 1936.

 

Pin Connections
IO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
m
h
a
g2
g3
nc
h
k

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
6.3
0.3
250
125
-3
10.5
2.6
0.6M
1.65
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated May 13, 2016.
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