Philips / 85A2/5651-PHILIPS DARIO

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Philips was founded by Frederik Philips and his son Gerard Philips in 1891 in Eindhoven in Holland. They concentrated on mass production of incandescent lamps. By the end of the 1890s Philips & Co. is one of the largest producers in the Netherlands and, with 1,000 employees, the country’s largest industrial employer. In 1928 Philips bought Mullard after a joint venture in vacuum tubes. Philips had been one of main originators with in the musical field. They invented the compact cassette and CD discs and also some of the great valve designs such as the EL34 and EL84.
85A2 Philips Dario was made by Philips in the famous Dutch plant and marketed under its Miniwatt Dario brand. This is fully equivalent to OG3, CV449 and 5651. This is a small, special quality voltage stabiliser and was designed to operate in the high shock and vibration applications. These valves were made for long life and were aimed at industrial and military applications.

These were used in some of the Croft range of amplifiers as a voltage regulator.
85A2 is fully equivalent to OG3, CV449 and 5651.



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