1n5004 Diode

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Rick Martin, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Rick Martin

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    Hey there guys,

    Basically I am after any information about the 1n5004 diode as I have looked and there doesn’t seem to be any redially available information on the net.

    Second does anyone know of a more common or available diode that could be used as a substitute for the 1N5004???

    Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. Mike33

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    http://www.datasheetarchive.com/ < try here, punch in 1N5004.
    Not great (the info is presented as a list), but I didn't find an actual PDF for it. Odd, seems like there isn't a lot out there on that rectifier, altho I have used them many times.
    There is also a 'cross reference' section after you search.
    Hope that helps!

    ~Mike
     
  3. beenthere

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    I copied the specs from Datasheet Archive -

    1N5004


    Silicon Rectifier
    Various
    V(RRM)(V) Rep.Pk.Rev. Voltage=100
    @V(R) (V)(Test Condition)=100
    I(RM) Max.(A) Pk. Rev. Current=1.0m
    @Temp. (°C) (Test Condition)=40
    I(FSM) Max.(A) Pk.Fwd.Sur.Cur.=35
    V(FM) Max.(V) Forward Voltage=1.3
    @I(FM) (A) (Test Condition)=1.0
    @Temp. (°C) (Test Condition)=40
    I(O) Max.(A) Output Current=1.0
    @Temp (°C) (Test Condition)=40
    Package=DO-13
    Military=N

    In essence, it's a 100 volt 1 amp diode. Any handy 1N4001 will substitute.
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Did you mean 1N540n? (where n = 1 to 7)
    It's easy to swap numbers around. A 1N540n diode is rated for 3A at various voltages, depending on it's last digit.
     
  5. AdrianN

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    You can use 1N4004 instead.
     
  6. beenthere

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    With the understanding that the 1N4004 is still rated for one amp, but a higher voltage (400).
     
  7. Rick Martin

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    Thanks guys.

    I found the listed specs which are helpful, but not as detailed as a datasheet.

    I might just modify the section of circuit around a different diode, that is easier to get hold of.

    Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it.
     
  8. Rick Martin

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    Just to add I am going to use the 1N5404 for my application after doing some more research.
     
  9. PIC_User

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  10. Rick Martin

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    Its all sorted guys.

    The 1n5404 works fine and meets the requirements I needed.

    I think there was a misunderstanding when someone mentioned to use a 1n5004, atleast that is what I am putting it down to.
     
  11. SgtWookie

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    Rick,
    Thanks for letting us know that your problem is solved. Glad it worked out for you.
     
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