Can't Find Parts On Google (Pico-78567)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ajm113, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. ajm113

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Well as any amateur would do who isn't taking a collage course on electronics engineering, I'm pretty much taking apart old electronics I don't use any more and see how they work.

    I've come across a few parts I've never seen before on this X-10 Mini Controller. I wanted to see how it sends signals and convert 120V 60hz of AC to a friendlier current for the IC inside the Mini Controller.

    I'll list some of the part's numbers and names if someone can help direct me to a website or a place that would show more information.

    Model Number: MC460

    IC: Pico-78567 8950
    R1: 2.2K 250V CMC (I assume this is what is changing the current to be 'DC' friendly)
    R2: .22K 250 CMC

    Since this Mini Controller must be almost the same age as me, I presume the parts inside are not made anymore. I'm really interested on how the Pico works and where it came from. Google is a great search engine, but it doesn't seem to help me to well, so I was wondering if anyone here has experience working with this IC.
  2. BillB3857

    Senior Member

    Feb 28, 2009