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6AU6
Sharp-Cutoff Pentode

EIA Base & Outline

EIA Base: 7BKEIA Bulb: 5-2

Substitute Data

Preferred Substitutes ......................... 6136 6HS6
Substitutes ................................... 6BA6 6HR6 6AH6 6CG6 6AG5 6BC5 6CE5
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947

Application

Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Miniature type used in compact radio equipment as an rf amplifier especially in high-frequency, wide-band applications. It is also used as a limiter tube in FM equipment. Tube requires miniature 7-contact socket and may be mounted in any position.

Mechanical Data

Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Bulb .......................................... T-5 1/2
Base Type ..................................... Miniature Button 7-Pin
EIA Outline ................................... 5-2
EIA Base ...................................... 7BK
Cathode ....................................... Coated Unipotential
Mounting Position ............................. Any

Electrical Data

Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Heater Voltage ................................ 6.3 V
Heater Current ................................ 0.3 A
Maximum Heater-Cathode Voltage
Heater Positive with Respect to Cathode
DC Component ............................ 90 V
Heater Negative with Respect to Cathode
DC Component ............................ 90 V

Direct Interelectrode Capacitances (approx)

Pentode
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Input ......................................... 5.5 pf
Output ........................................ 5 pf
Grid to Plate ................................. 0.003 pf

Maximum Ratings (Design Center Values)

Pentode
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Plate Voltage ................................. 300 V
Grid No. 2 Supply Voltage ..................... 300 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 150 V
Negative Grid No. 1 Voltage ................... -50 V
Positive Grid No. 1 Voltage ................... 0 V
Plate Dissipation ............................. 3.2 W
Grid No. 2 Dissipation ........................ 0.65 W

Characteristics and Typical Operation

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Plate Voltage ................................. 250 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 125 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -1 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage Derived from
Cathode Bias Resistor ...................... 100 Ω
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 1.5M Ω
Transconductance .............................. 4450 µMho
Plate Current ................................. 7.6 mA
Grid No. 2 Current ............................ 3.0 mA

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Plate Voltage ................................. 250 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 150 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -1 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage Derived from
Cathode Bias Resistor ...................... 68 Ω
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 1M Ω
Transconductance .............................. 5200 µMho
Plate Current ................................. 10.8 mA
Grid No. 2 Current ............................ 4.3 mA

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Plate Voltage ................................. 100 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 100 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -1 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage Derived from
Cathode Bias Resistor ...................... 150 Ω
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 500K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 3900 µMho
Plate Current ................................. 5.2 mA
Grid No. 2 Current ............................ 2.0 mA

Class A Amplifier (Triode Connected)
Source ........................................ RCA RC-15 - 1947
Plate Voltage ................................. 250 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -4 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage Derived from
Cathode Bias Resistor ...................... 330 Ω
Amplification Factor .......................... 36
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 7.5K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 4800 µMho
Plate Current ................................. 12.2 mA

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