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Old 13th January 2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Not connecting grids/anode can hurt tube?

Hello folks,

I have a pentode/triode combination tube which runs on low voltages (12V anode). I am only using the triode for now. I didn't connect the grids and anode of the pentode, but since the triode and pentode share the kathode, electroncs are moving in the direction of those pentode grids...

Can this hurt the tube?

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Old 13th January 2004, 09:00 PM   #2
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Default Common cathode..

I don't see how any damage could be caused.
However, with the pentode's anode and grids floating, it could have a random effect on the triode's operation, so best to ground them.
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Old 13th January 2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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Okay, thanks!

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Old 14th January 2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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but since the triode and pentode share the kathode
are you sure of this? strange!

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Default shared cathode

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are you sure of this? strange!

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There have been a few valves like this.
The only B9A valve I know of is the ECL80.
Among 7 and 8 pin valves, Eg B7G, Octal it is necessary to share because there are not enough pins.
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Old 14th January 2004, 10:33 AM   #6
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I learned something new today

thank you

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Old 14th January 2004, 11:20 AM   #7
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Tube I'm using is the ECH83.

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