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Sensibly equivalent to:- 6AQ8 - 6L12 - B719
 
See also:
Valves and their Habits - Mullard VHF FM Radio Series Advert, June 1954 - Mullard ECC85 Advert, July 1954
 
This exhibit was last updated on 01 January 2013
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The ECC85 is the definitive double triode for the front end stages of FM radio receivers. It was designed specifically for the purpose and released in 1954.
The two independent valves are screened by a rectangular plate across the diameter of the envelope. One triode would be used as an RF amplifier and the other as the local oscillator. The oscillator would be run 10.7 MHz lower than the incoming signal, and in the mixer a standard 10.7 MHz IF would be produced.
It was popular in the late 1950s to add an FM radio board to a television receiver as well as to make dedicated Band II receivers.
See also UCC85 and PCC85.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B9A base pins, is 46 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type ECC85 was first introduced in 1954.
 
Pin Connections
B9A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
a(2)
g1(2)
k(2)
h
h
a(1)
g1(1)
k(1)
s
 
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vg
mAa
ra
gm
6.3
0.435
250
-2.3
10
9700
5.9

Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet
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