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CV243 tetrode

size The valve measures 150x60mm overall and has a 5-pin B5 base.

The filament of the valve is a M-shaped band which is quite wide in dimension. The two grids can also be seen in this photo.

Filament voltage 5V
Filament current 1.6A
Max anode voltage 250V
Screen grid voltage 80V
Amplification factor (Va=145V, Vg2=70V, Vg1=-60V) 5.2
Anode impedance (Va=145V, Vg2=70V, Vg1=-60V) 3650 ohms


Pin Function
1 Anode
2 Control grid
3 Filament +
4 Filament -
5 Screen grid

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