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BDuguay

Diode question. difference between 1n34 and 1n34A ?
« on: May 25, 2004, 03:56:05 AM »
Is there a difference between these 2 diodes. The 1n34A is needed in the Fuzz Central version of the Dallas Rangemaster that I'm planning to build.
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Diode question. difference between 1n34 and 1n34A ?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2004, 04:41:51 AM »
http://store.americanmicrosemiconductor.com/diodes-germanium-and-selenium-diodes-germanium-diodes.html

has the data sheets for both of these, seems to be no significant difference that I can see in a quick look.

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Diode question. difference between 1n34 and 1n34A ?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2004, 01:26:47 PM »
different package, and some current ratings are different, but probably nothing that would affect its use in a pedal.
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phillip

Diode question. difference between 1n34 and 1n34A ?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2004, 01:36:28 PM »
For the RangeBlaster you can use just about any Germanium diode...1N100, 1N270, 1N34, 1N34A, etc.  Just as long as it's Ge. it should work fine :)  1N34A is one of the more common values, so I listed that one on the schematic.

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