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In Reply to: RE: I just do what TDSL tells me to do :) - pic posted by PeterI on May 25, 2017 at 11:45:38
Datasheets indicate that this tube type is rated for 20W maximum anode dissipation. TDSL shows that as well in the abbreviated specifications. However, TDSL shows AB1 operating conditions with 450V at 116mA idle current. That's over 26W per tube. Operating at full power, or 210 mA, pushes that to 47W.
TDSL shows these same operating conditions for the 6L6 and 6L6GC. In fact, the latter is the only one in this series that can be run at those power levels.
Buy Chinese. Bury freedom.
Yeah, I knew that current draw was crazy high, but I'll have adjustments to each tube, at least that's the plan. I will measure mA at each tube.
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