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6V6GTA
Beam Power Pentode

EIA Base & Outline

EIA Base: 7ACEIA Bulb: 9-11 9-41
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975

Application

Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Glass octal type used as output amplifiers in automobile, battery-operated, and other receivers in which reduced plate-current drain is desirable. Requires octal socket and may be mounted in any position.

Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
It is equivalent in performance to type 6AQ5. Refer to type 6AQ5 for characteristic curves.

Mechanical Data

Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Bulb .......................................... T-9
Base Type ..................................... Int or short Int Octal
EIA Outline ................................... 9-11 9-41
EIA Base ...................................... 7S
Mounting Position ............................. Any

Electrical Data

Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Heater Voltage ................................ 6.3 V
Heater Current ................................ 0.45 A

Direct Interelectrode Capacitances (approx)

Pentode
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Input ......................................... 10 pf
Output ........................................ 11 pf
Grid to Plate ................................. 0.3 pf

Maximum Ratings (Design Center Values)

Pentode
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 350 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 315 V
Plate Dissipation ............................. 14 W
Grid No. 2 Dissipation ........................ 2.2 W

Characteristics and Typical Operation

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 180 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 180 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -8.5 V
Peak Grid No. 1 Voltage........................ 8.5 V
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 58K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 3700 µMho
Plate Current (Zero Signal) ................... 29 mA
Plate Current (Maximum Signal) ................ 30 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Zero Signal) .............. 3 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Maximum Signal) ........... 4 mA
Load Resistance ............................... 5.5K Ω
Power Output (approx) ......................... 2 W

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 250 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 250 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -12.5 V
Peak Grid No. 1 Voltage........................ 12.5 V
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 52K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 4100 µMho
Plate Current (Zero Signal) ................... 45 mA
Plate Current (Maximum Signal) ................ 47 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Zero Signal) .............. 4.5 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Maximum Signal) ........... 7 mA
Load Resistance ............................... 5K Ω
Power Output (approx) ......................... 4.5 W

Class A Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 315 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 225 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -13 V
Peak Grid No. 1 Voltage........................ 13 V
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 77K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 3750 µMho
Plate Current (Zero Signal) ................... 34 mA
Plate Current (Maximum Signal) ................ 35 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Zero Signal) .............. 2.2 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Maximum Signal) ........... 6 mA
Load Resistance ............................... 8.5K Ω
Power Output (approx) ......................... 5.5 W

Class AB1 Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 250 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 250 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -15 V
Peak Grid No. 1 Voltage........................ 30 V
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 60K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 3750 µMho
Plate Current (Zero Signal) ................... 70 mA
Plate Current (Maximum Signal) ................ 79 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Zero Signal) .............. 5 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Maximum Signal) ........... 13 mA
Load Resistance ............................... 10K Ω
Power Output (approx) ......................... 10 W

Class AB1 Amplifier
Source ........................................ RCA RC-29 - 1975
Plate Voltage ................................. 285 V
Grid No. 2 Voltage ............................ 285 V
Grid No. 1 Voltage ............................ -19 V
Peak Grid No. 1 Voltage........................ 38 V
Plate Resistance (approx) ..................... 65K Ω
Transconductance .............................. 3600 µMho
Plate Current (Zero Signal) ................... 70 mA
Plate Current (Maximum Signal) ................ 92 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Zero Signal) .............. 4 mA
Grid No. 2 Current (Maximum Signal) ........... 13.5 mA
Load Resistance ............................... 8K Ω
Power Output (approx) ......................... 14 W

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