Vacuum Tube - 12B4A, Triode, Low MU
New-Old-Stock (NOS) tube.
The 12B4-A is a miniature low-mu triode designed primarily for service as a vertical-deflection amplifier in television receivers. The tube features high plate current at relatively low plate voltages and is capable of withstanding the high pulse voltages normally encountered in this application.
In addition, the 12B4-A exhibits a controlled heater warm-up characteristic which makes the tube particularly suited for use in television receivers which employ series-connected heaters. When the 12B4-A is used in conjunction with other 600-millampere types which exhibit essentially the same heater warm-up characteristic, heater voltage surges across the individual tubes are minimized during the warm-up period.
Except for the controlled heater warm-up time characteristic, the 12B4-A is identical to the 12B4.