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Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes PDF Print E-mail

This is a list of tvs that have picture tubes suitable for use in arcade monitors. Need a tube? Search on Craigslist or hit the local thrift shops with a copy of this list. This is by no means an end-all list, there's no way I can list EVERY tv with a useable tube, but basically the ones that I've scavenged from thrift shops, craigslist, and curb finds.

Note that where you see mention of a "CR" Code, like CR-23 or CR-25, this is a reference for the pinout of the tube. It refers to the socket that is used for a B&K Precision tube rejuvenator, and is a good way to indicate socket compatibility. For example, a tube with a CR-23 socket will have the same pinout as any other tube with a CR-23 socket. A tube that is a CR-25 though will not be compatible with a CR-23 tube. Clear as mud?

Here's a link to the B&K Precision setup guide for their tube rejuvenators. Again, we use this as a pinout reference...if your donor TV's tube uses the same socket (CR-??) as the tube your replacing, then they're pin compatible: http://www.bkprecision.com/download/documentation/100-CRT.pdf

Ladies/Gents - We need to find some of the rare/hard to find tubes out there! Even if you find oddball sizes, or even b&w tubes, please by all means just send them to me and I'll post them. Nintendo Cocktails take 14" tubes, Red-tent owners are in need of 18" tubes, and some games use a 19" or 23" b&w tube - send those as well!!

These TVS have been found to have useable tubes in them....

19" TVs/Tubes

Size TV Brand Tv Model
Tube Number Yoke Readings
Notes
19" RCA CTC15xxx
(XL-100)
A48AAB1202X

Horiz-3.8ohm
Vert - 11.7ohm

Newer black XL-100 model with rounded
speaker mouldings

19" Orion TV1925A A48ACB32X

Horiz-3.5ohm
Vert - 9.5ohm

All black case. Built Feb 1996.
TV has galvanized tube brackets
which can be reused for whatever.
19" Zenith (S)D1914W A48ACB02X Man Oct 1987

19"
Zenith SD1915W A48ACB02X Horiz-4.4ohm
Vert - 9.7ohm

Chassis SD1915W
Tube is drop-in for Wells K4603
Also seen Vert=8.5, Horiz=3.2

19" Zenith Z19A02G A48ACB32X
19"
RCA F19421W A48AGY13X55 CR-23 tube
19" Daewoo DTQ20J4FC A48JLL40X

Drop-in Replacement for K7000, yoke works
Verify TV model # (number has 20 in it but has 19" tube)

19" Daewoo DTQ2023FC A48JLL40X Horiz-3.5ohm
Vert-14.2ohm

Manufactured August 1994. Drop-in Replacement for K7000, yoke works

19" Zenith SLS1937S
A48ACB02X Horiz-2.5ohm
Vert-8.9ohm

Drop-in Replacement for K4600

19" Philips PR1910B01 A48JLL90X Horiz-3.2ohm
Vert-15.2ohm

8 pin

19" Toshiba CF19G22 A48JLL90X Horiz-4.6ohm
Vert-9.3ohm

8 pin

19"
Zenith SC3931W A48ACB02X Horiz-3.2ohm
Vert- 9ohm

Prob could be used as drop in replacement for K4600

19"
MGA/
Mitsubishi
CS-1902U 19VJTP22
Horiz-2.2ohm
Vert- 52.5ohm

THIS IS A DIRECT NUMBER-FOR-NUMBER DROP IN FOR G07!

19"
Panasonic CT-9010 19VJTP22
Horiz-2.2ohm
Vert- 99.ohm

Classic 1980 TV with wood grain case and knobs!

Exact tube number for G07, however the vertical is twice what it should be.

19"
Panasonic CTF-1911 510ABY22
Horiz- ohm
Vert- ohm

Tube is CR-23. Waiting on yoke readings.

19"
Sharp Linytron 19NP58 A48ABK04X Horiz- 3.6ohms
Vert- 16ohms

Tube is CR-31, which is a thin-neck tube. Good for K7000 swap, may work directly. Manufactured 1988.

19"
Montgomery Ward PL1933Y1 A48ACB02X
Horiz- 3ohms
Vert- 9ohms

Zenith tube, Manufactured 1989.

19"
Samsung CXC1912 A48KZL90X
Horiz- 3ohms
Vert- 13ohms

Toshiba tube, CR31 (thin neck), Manufactured 1994.

19"
Westinghouse WT-1942 A48LGS30X18
Horiz- 3ohms
Vert- 13ohms

Orion tube, CR31 (think neck), Manufactured Sept 1998.

19"
Orion 1929 A48AGY13X77
Horiz- 2.5ohms
Vert- 14.4ohms

Orion tube, CR23 (fat neck)

19"
Orion TV1929B A48AGY13X77
Horiz- 2.4ohms
Vert- 13.7ohms

Orion tube, CR23 (fat neck)

19"
Emerson
TV/VCR/DVD Combo
EWC19T2 A48LRH93X
Horiz- 3.0ohms
Vert- 12.8ohms

Possibly CR-31 (thin neck) - Need verification. Manu June 2002

19"
Sanyo 91C530 19VMFP22
Horiz- 2.2ohms
Vert- 52.4ohms

Good for K4900, manu 1983

19"
Hitachi CT1933 A48AAJOOX
Horiz- 3.4ohms
Vert- 56.2ohms

Reported this worked as a drop-in replacement for G07!(yoke conn has to be swapped)

19"
Quasar TP1921FE-3 A48AFN00X
Horiz-5.1ohm
Vert- 16.1ohm

CR-31 (thin neck)

19"
Zenith Z19A02G A48ACB32X
Horiz-3.4ohm
Vert- 8.4ohm

CR-23(Fat neck/standard)

19"
RCA F19240GY A48AAB13X02
Horiz-5.6ohm
Vert- 13.2ohm

CR-23(Fat neck/standard)

19"
Zenith TVBR1912Z A48AGY13X66
Horiz-2.2ohm
Vert- 13ohm

This has a built-in VCR, CR23,Manu. Aug 1998

19"
Samsung TXE1970 A48KRD82X
Horiz-2.4ohm
Vert- 13.5ohm

CR23,Manu. July 1996

19"
Symphonic ST419E A48LRH93X
Horiz-3.3ohm
Vert- 14.2ohm

CR31,Manu. April 2004

19"
GE 19PC5703W A48ACE26X
Horiz-2.8ohm
Vert- 54.5ohm

G07 Drop-In. Vertical wiring on yoke has 2 pairs of wires, white & purple. Both whites and both purples are the same. Horiz pair was green/yellow.

19"
Zenith SB1965WK A48AAX02X
Horiz-1.3ohm
Vert- 11.3ohm

CR23,Manu. Nov 1985
**100degree tube***

19"
Sanyo SRB1965422 A48AFN22X
Horiz-5.0ohm
Vert- 14.5ohm

CR23,Manu. Dec 1993, mounting tabs were set back

25" TVs/Tubes

Size TV Brand Tv Model
Tube Number Yoke Readings
Notes
25" Sharp 25E-S50
A63LAT80X Horiz-1.6ohm
Vert - 7.6ohm

Manufactured Sept 1993

Drop-In Replacement for 25" K7000

May need tweaking of width cap.

25" Sharp

25N-M100
or
25H-S100

A63AFW32X Horiz-1.3ohm
Vert - 8.2ohm

Drop-In Replacement for 25" K7000

May need tweaking of width cap.

 

These TVs were found to NOT have useable tubes, as in "DO NOT BUY"...

  • Sanyo Model#91C71 19" Tv (Manu Oct 1978) Tube#MV19VJCP22 = CR25
  • JC Penny Model#685-2139 19" Tv (Manu April 1987) Tube#A48ABW20X = CR25
  • Symphonic Model #WFT20M4 20" Tv (Manu April 2004) Has A51 tube.
  • Panasonic: CT-20D11DE : A51KQN011X : 11.8v : 4.1h (since the numbers were handy - A51 tube

 

NEW - 25" Possible Amplifone Tube Donors!

There are some efforts being made in the arcade community to reconstruct 25" Amplifone vector monitors used in the popular Star Wars cockpit games. Supposedly these monitors used 100 degree 25" tubes that could be possible swaps or to build a DIY 25" Amplifone vector monitor. Some donors have been found and as such, I'm making note of them here for future reference. Note that I don't have any experience with these, just adding them for reference sake to save some of these tubes from the dump.

Known good donors:

  • NEC N-6360 - Wooden cabinet with plastic back, dated 6/25/1990 (Tube 25V100)
  • AKAI CT-K260 (Wooden cabinet, plastic handles on sides)
  • Zenith B2500W (Wood grain plastic cabinet, dated 1985 (Tube A63AAX01X - mounting ears may be forward, one digit off orig)
  • Philips 26CE199/75R (Tube R-A63ADG25X)

 

Arcade Monitor Reference

Here's a list of readings from Arcade monitors, to see if your tv tube's existing yoke may be compatible with a chassis. Please take this information with a grain of salt and verify the readings before trying it.These were compiled from forum posts, other sites, and my own experiences.

Size Make Model
Orig Tube #
Vert (Ohms)
Horiz (Ohms)
Notes
19" Wells-Gardner K4900 19VLTP22 34.6 2.6
19" Wells-Gardner K4600 19VJTP22 8.3 2.7 4602 horiz=3.2
4603 horiz=4.4
19" Wells-Gardner K7000 7.4 1.7 This reading most likey is a Zenith-made K7000. Zenith K7000s have 2 anode wires. Usually thin-neck tubes.
13" Wells-Gardner K7000/K7201 13.3 3.2 This is a typical K7000 reading, usually 2.2 ohms on horiz. These usually have thin-neck tubes as well.
19" Wells-Gardner K8000 5.6 1.6
19" Wells-Gardner U3100 5.7 0/.6
19" Wells-Gardner 19K7602 A48ABK05X 12.6 2.3 CR31,7602 is not the same as K7000 - newer model
19" Electrohome G07-CBO/FBO 19VJTP22 54.5 2.6 CR-23 Socket
19" Sanyo 20EZ 510UTB22 55 2 CR-23 Socket
19" Neotec 2701 8.1 0.5
19" Nanao KZ-20EN 51.6 ??
19" Sharp XM-2001 510YWB22 15 2 CR-31 socket
19" Wells-Gardner K7600 A48ABK05X 13 ?? CR-31 socket
19" Kortek KT-1420A 51GGB95X-TG 50 2 CR-23 Socket
19" sharp XM-1801 470NVB22 15 2 CR-31 socket
19" Wells-Gardner K7300 A48KRD89X02 14 2 CR-23 Socket, May not need ISO
25" Hantarex POLO A63ADT10X05 5.7 1.7 CR-23 Socket
13"
WellsGardner WG46xx 370DJB22 Toshiba Tube (CR25)
13" Electrohome G07-FB0 370ESB22 Hitachi Tube (CR28)
25" Wells-Gardner K7000 (not K7400/K7500) unknown 6.3vertical 1.9horiz CR-23