alternative dioe for "1N914"

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  1. munna007

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    hello friends i m making combinatio lock ....in 914 is not available on any shop........so plz can u tell me alternative for this diode.......







    thanks in advance n hoping .....:)
     
  2. Audioguru

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    A 1N4148 diode is exactly the same as a 1N914 diode.
     
  3. munna007

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    thanks for this info bro.....can u plz give me the any wensite where i can found other alternatives for various components....
     
  4. munna007

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    in 4148 is retifier diode but in 914 is working as switching diode in my project...will it make any difference????:)
     
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    A diode is a diode. The term switching and rectifier refer to how the didoe is normally used in a cicuit. If you are rectifying small low current signals then you can used a 1N4148.
     
  8. HarveyH42

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    Can't believe the 1N914 is hard to find, it's been around for ever. I bought 1,000 for $5.00, about 4 years ago, probably still have close to 900, lifetime supply...

    I use them for pretty much everything low power. Blocking diode for small solar panels, rectifier for running a microcontroller from a Joule Thief, or LEDs with the built-in flash circuits. It's a very useful part.
     
  9. bertus

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  10. Audioguru

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    The 1N914 and the 1N4148 have the same datasheet and have exactly the same spec`s.
     
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