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Western Electric 249B Rectifier Tubes

Price:  $200.00
Days/Views:  50 / 2401 (Posted 2019-03-02)
Condition: 8/10 Very Good
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Seller:  Cory M.   (Contact Seller)
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I have four Western Electric 249B mercury vapor half wave (diode) rectifiers available. There are 3 of the earlier engraved base tubes, and one with a printed base. These have a UX-4 base. The heater uses pins #1 & #4, and the plate connection is on the cap. I tested these on my Hickok 533A using the settings for an 866A tube. I let them warm up for a good 20 minutes each before applying anode voltage, and they all test great! These do require a short pre-heat time before each use (about a minute), and a long pre-heat after being handled, etc.

If you want to build the ultimate power supply, these will surely get you there. They have a very cool blue glow that fluctuates with modulation. Beyond any 866A. I've attached a link to the Western Electric specification sheet up top. Please, just know what they are, and how to respect them.

I'm asking $200 each for the earlier engraved ones, and $180 for the printed base tube.

These will be very well packed, and shipping within the contiguous states will be a flat $20 charge. I will only ship these to continental US locations. PayPal is my preferred method of payment, and at no extra charge (the "Friends and Family" option is appreciated, but not necessary). I will also accept a M.O. through the mail.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping
Pay By: Paypal, Money Order/Certified Check
Ships From: 57104 (Sioux Falls, SD)
Ships To: USA Only
Shippers/Payer: Postal / Paid by: Buyer
Shipping Notes: $20 flat shipping fee in the contiguous states only.

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Seller:  Cory M.   (Contact Seller)
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