ruffrecords

PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:46:17 AM »
For space saving reasons I have for years used gold pins directly soldered into a PCB for mounting B9A tubes. My newer design do not have this limitation so I am looking to add a  normal screening can. This will serve two purposes. As well as screening, the can will also hold the tube firmly in its socket. At present I have to ship the tubes separately to customers and they have to fit them. A good screening can that firmly holds the tube in place would allow me to ship with the tubes fitted. As well as providing extra screening  it would also allow me to supply  portable units.

So, anyone know of a readily available PCB mounting B9A socket with integral screening can?

Cheers

Ian
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beatnik

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 05:19:00 AM »
Belton VT9-PT-C

You can get them here

http://www.banzaimusic.com/Micalex-Socket-Noval-PC-Mount-shielded-base.html

I attached the datasheet

Cheers

ruffrecords

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 07:10:47 AM »
@beatnik

That is exactly what I need. Do they do the screening cans as well?

Edit: I just found the cans as well.

Cheers

Ian
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 07:19:23 AM by ruffrecords »
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bruno2000

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 04:36:40 PM »
Who stocks these?
Tnx!
Best,
Bruno2000

Chris


ruffrecords

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 06:14:48 PM »
Tube Depot also has them:

https://www.tubedepot.com/products/belton-9-pin-miniature-chassis-pc-mount-socket

TubeAmpDoctor in Europe does them too:

http://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/shop_Tube_sockets_and_Accessories_9_PIN_tube_socket/VT9_ST_C_Belton_Noval_socket_PC_mount_with_skirt_4325

A search for VT9-PT-C will bring up plenty. Looks like they take regular screening cans too. I like the built in lug that connects the can to the PCB, Use a nylon stand off on the other side and you have the perfect PCB valve container.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


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bruno2000

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 11:17:55 AM »
Thanks so much folks!  I see the sockets, but not the shields.  Would you please link?
Thanks!
Best,
Bruno2000

ruffrecords

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 11:35:42 AM »
Thanks so much folks!  I see the sockets, but not the shields.  Would you please link?
Thanks!
Best,
Bruno2000

I think this is the compatible screening can but is seems to come with an unnecessary base so I am not certain. I think the sockets are compatible with most standard shields:

https://www.banzaimusic.com/Belton-Tube-Shield.html

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


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beatnik

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 04:14:48 AM »
yeah they are compatible with standard shields, but the Belton shields are so shiny... almost a mirror

ruffrecords

Re: PCB mounting B9A tube socket with screening can
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 04:38:56 AM »
yeah they are compatible with standard shields, but the Belton shields are so shiny... almost a mirror

I like the coloured ones you can get nowadays. I have some lovely electric blue ones.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


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