# Socket - Belton, Micalex, 8 pin octal, MIP

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High insulated 8-pin tube socket commonly used for octal power tubes. Fits 1 $\frac{3}{16}$" to 1 ¼" chassis hole diameter. Applicable for use in all types of electric and electronic equipment using vacuum tubes.

Features:

• Easy mount with the saddle of extruded screw hole
• Phosphorus bronze terminal pin with solder plating
• Glassfiber filled PPS insulating material.
RoHS Compliant
SKU:
P-ST8-209MIP
Item ID:
003360
UPC/EAN:
609722131452
Belton Part Number:
VT8-ST
Brand:
Belton
Type:

### Accessory Items:

 Body Diameter 30 mm Body Height 14.5 mm Item Height 22.8 mm Item Length 50 mm Item Width 34 mm Mounting Hole Center to Center 40 mm Mounting Hole Width 3.5 mm
 Packaging Dimensions 2 in. × 1.5 in. × 1 in. Weight (Packaging) 0.036 lbs.
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## Specifications, Files, and Documents

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## Product Reviews

4.67 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
- January 19th, 2021
4 out of 5

These are good octal sockets, but I need to add a definite caveat:
The keyway slot on these is not aggresive at all. That means it is fairly EASY to insert a tube INCORRECTLY ALIGNED. Especially if you are using the 'bear claw' tube retainers in addition to the socket -- they make you to insert the tube rather forcefully to spread the bear claws, and you may not even notice that the tube is going in wrong. Usually the keyway on the tube will break off when this occurs, and of course, things are going to go wrong if you power up the amp with the tube improperly inserted. It would be great if Belton could tighten up the tolerances on the keyway hole to better enforce correct alignment. In the meantime BE CAREFUL!

- July 28th, 2020
5 out of 5

These are the long-awaited improvement on the venerable Amphenol MIP octal. Micalex filled moulding and good plated spring pins make it a pleasure to use. Good on Belton!

- March 31st, 2020
5 out of 5

Best 8 pin tube socket I have used in 50 years. Grips tube tightly and is quality molded. Would buy again anytime!

- February 17th, 2020
4 out of 5

This is a pretty good socket, an improvement over the parts which came in the guitar amp kit I’m building, which came with...how did someone else put it...Pacific Rim junk. I like the socket metal parts are sturdy, and take solder well. Not too pricy, and these should hold up well. Not five star rated, the pin identification numbers are really small, or maybe my retiree eyes are really tired, don’t know which.

- December 4th, 2019
4 out of 5

your product prices are very hard to beat elseware. this one however is 1.80 at Newark with hundreds in stock, but I will always come back here.

- October 15th, 2019
5 out of 5

The real thing. I replaced the broken sockets on a Silverface Champ. Fits nicely, just dont screw it down too hard. Sits a little bit more up on the chasis rather than all the way through. Not a problem regardless. Im more confident in gigging with this amp now that the tubes seat nice and tight.

- October 14th, 2019
5 out of 5

Great octal, holds up very well to inverted 6L6GC useage!

- June 10th, 2019
5 out of 5

Excellent product. Too bad it does not fit the 5E3 chassis I also ordered from them.

- March 20th, 2016
5 out of 5

Excellent replacement for my 66' super reverb.Easy to work with and holds the tube nice and snug.

- February 20th, 2016
4 out of 5

nice quality bit not direct replacement size for a Fender super chassis