6AL5

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6AL5 Tube

The 6AL5 (European type EAA91 or EB91) is a high-perveance dual diode vacuum tube with a 6.3 V, 0.3 A heater.
The 12AL5 (European type HAA91) is the same but has a 12.6 V, 0.15 A heater. Both have a B9A (Noval) miniature 9-pin base.

The 6AL5/12AL5 serves as the as the "disconnect diode" in the timebase circuit of many tube-era Tektronix scopes starting with the 511 in the 1940's and continuing through the 1960's in sweep plug-ins such as the 3B2 and other plug-ins such as Type C/Type CA.

Tek part number: 154-0016-00 (6AL5), 154-0038-00 (12AL5/HAA91)

Aged/Checked/Matched Pair Details
Used in Tek Part# S/N Range
535A, 545A, 585A 157-0075-00 (12AL5) All
316, 317, 502A, 516 157-0104-00 (6AL5) All
53X, 54X series, 551, 580 157-0104-02 (6AL5) All

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Tube aging procedure / Selection and checking procedure

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