"Absolute Max" Plate Dissipation?

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  1. bscepter

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    Okay, so I've heard that the max plate dissipation of the G.E.C. KT66 (and its copies) is 25w. However, their spec sheet says that the tube's "absolute max" is 30w. What's the difference? I thought, by definition, the word "max" meant "absolute."

    I'm confused...
     
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    Hmm. I guess so... Then again, G.E.C. I think stands for General Electric Company, as I think they bought out Marconi-Osram. Not sure, though.
     
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    I BELIEVE IT'S GENELEX ELECTRONICS CORP. A BRITISH COMPANY.
     
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    Close. Actually, it's The General Electric Company, Plc. of Britain. Not to be confused with the American company of the same name.
     

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