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 Post subject: 6N5 6AB5 "Magic Eye" test? Hickok 532
PostPosted: Oct Sun 18, 2009 8:37 pm 
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I just ran across a NOS GE 6AB5-6N5 "Magic Eye" tube in my stock. I went to test it on my Hickok 532 but the tube type in sequence is missing this tube. My roll goes from:

6AB4 to 6AB7

and from

6N4 to 6N7

Can anyone tell me the setting for this tube to test it? My Hickok 532 is a 1961 model.


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PostPosted: Oct Sun 18, 2009 11:25 pm 

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Use settings for 6U5. 6AB5 draws less heater current and the eye will close on a little less voltage. The tube manual will specify lower targer voltage for 6AB5 but it's ok on a Hickok tester.


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