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Old 28th December 2007, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default When is a compactron not a compactron?

I think a compactron is a multiple tube in one envelope, but I'm not sure. I've never heard a double triode or a triode-pentode or a triode-hexode or a double-diode-triode called a compactron. Anyone able to shed some light?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compactron
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Old 28th December 2007, 06:08 AM   #3
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Wasn't Compactron just GE's trade name for their 12 pin footprint tubes?
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Old 28th December 2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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I have a pair of single pentode compactron's.
I think they did triple triode compactron's. They were a last gasp at competing with the new fangled transistor thingys (along with the Nu vistas).

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Old 28th December 2007, 11:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. The Wikipædia explanation is clear.
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