PHILIPS B3Z96T 'CONTINENTAL CORDLESS' (1961)

The Philips B3Z96T was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1961.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

7-transistor portable multiband battery radio

Originally used Eveready type 765, 9V battery

Also released under the HMV brand as the HM396T

Technical Information

Valves (7 transistors, 2 diodes): OC170, OA79 Diode, OC45, OA79 Diode, OC45, OC71, OC71, ( OC72 x 2 Output Pair )

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 4

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1961 Philips B3Z96T

1961 Philips B3Z96T

1961 Philips B3Z96T

General Construction Notes for Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd:

Model codes are explained on the Philips brand page.  Philips early-mid century were probably the Google of their time - they had branches in many countries and a global brand that everyone knew - and were apparently happy to let engineers come up with new ideas and implement them.  Construction is often overly complex but very well engineered - although repairs can also take a complex path.  They used time-in-motion studies to find the most cost effective way to asemble sets and sometimes this means repairs can be nightmarish (if you've ever worked on a V7A Theaterette this will be all too aparent).  U suffix model numbers are transformerless (hot chassis) sets and great care should be taken, or the sets avoided altogether.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1961 HMV HM396T 'All Transistor'