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hjf 4th January 2011 04:57 AM

What to do with a 6L6-GC?
 
Hi guys. I was taking a look at my junk box and I found a Hitachi 6L6-GC. Is there anything I can do with that? Other than making the filament glow...

I mean JUST that tube. I'm not getting any others because this is just pure curiosity. I would like to make something with whatever is in my junk box.

Thanks,
Hernan

Ty_Bower 4th January 2011 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by hjf (Post 2420577)
I mean JUST that tube.

I can't think of much you could do with a solitary 6L6GC, unless you've got some source with lots of voltage drive. I'd guess you'd need at least a good 50 volts or so. You be in a better position if you had a 12AX7 or 12AT7 or something to use as a driver tube. Of course, you're gonna need a power transformer and an output transformer too.

Unless you've got a well stocked junk box, you might be right. Go find a 1 amp, 6.3 volt power supply (wall wart, etc). Hook it up and watch the heater glow.

kavermei 4th January 2011 07:48 AM

Though not the ideal tube for the job, you could make a crystal radio out of it. Plenty of circuits can be found on the web.

Mr. Triatic 4th January 2011 08:46 AM

Voltage regulator is a good use, if you got more tubes to experiment with?

SemperFi 4th January 2011 11:22 AM

shunt regulator :D

taj 4th January 2011 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hjf (Post 2420577)
Is there anything I can do with that? Other than making the filament glow...

You can convert it to beer using eBay.

..Todd

kevinkr 4th January 2011 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Triatic (Post 2420715)
Voltage regulator is a good use, if you got more tubes to experiment with?

Second that.. :D

kevinkr 4th January 2011 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taj (Post 2421143)
You can convert it to beer using eBay.

..Todd

:cheers:

77seriesIII 5th January 2011 07:13 PM

and beer equals power in my ooda loop cycle or is it knowledge...? :D

./e

Ty_Bower 5th January 2011 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taj (Post 2421143)
You can convert it to beer using eBay.

Curious. In my case I usually find that beer + eBay turns PayPal into tubes.


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