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MX40

Sensibly equivalent to:
15A2 41MPG A80 A80A CV3576 FC4 FCH MH4105 VHT4 X42
See also:
Pentagrid Converters
    
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The MX40 is a 1934 Osram heptode frequency changer. The British radio industry was slow in adopting the superhet for a variety of reasons one of which was that British valve manufacturers were slow in developing the specialised types of valve required in an efficient, low-cost set. The American radio industry showed the way and the MX40 is simply a home-brewed copy of the American pentagrid converter.
The oscillator voltage was designed to be 10.0 V peak to peak.
The main image shows the label. This design was used in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The MX40 has been scratched on the base but the etched lettering whilst faint is clearly present on the glass.
The classic envelope is 44 mm in diameter and, excluding the B7 base pins, is 110 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & 1043. Type MX40 was first introduced in 1934.

 

Pin Connections
B7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
tc
g2
g1
g3,g5
h
h
m,k
a
g4

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Heptode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
gm
4.0
1.0
250
80
-3
0.5
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated December05, 2017.
shape:classic construction:pinch type:heptode age:1930.1940 base:b7 heater:4.0v pins:7 pin:1.g2 pin:2.g1 pin:3.g3.g5 pin:4.h pin:5.h pin:6.m.k pin:7.a pin:tc.g4
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