This month I have another TV Damper tube to present to you: The 6BJ3:
The 6BJ3 is a Compactron diode intended as the damping diode in the horizontal deflection circuit of TV sets. But like all TV dampers it also serves well as a rectifier tube.6BE3 or 6CG3. For some background info on TV Damper tubes, see the 6AU4 tube of the month post. Also read the 6GE5 post for some info about the history of Compactron tubes. While the 6BJ3 shares the same 6.3V/1.2A heater with the 6BE3 it has lower maximum ratings for output current and peak inverse voltage. See the General Electric data sheet for details. Still plenty for use in preamps like my new Compactron preamplifier series and also for the power supplies of my 10Y line stage and D3a phono stage in the new chassis. In these chassis the low height of the 6BJ3 is beneficial and that's why I stocked some of them recently.
Let's have a look at what I got:
Starting with General Electric since they developed the Compactron tube series.
Next International Service Master who just rebranded tubes made by other manufacturers.