Diode Help!!! (Kb-162)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bonsaimaster1, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. bonsaimaster1

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    hello, I am currently having a problem finding this diode for sale around here. It is a Kb-162 varistor diode from japan. I am sure it is old and outdated, but I either need to find this part, or find a part that replaces this one. Any help would be great. The pictures I am sending is the part I am looking for. varistor diode.jpg varistor diode 2.jpg
     
  2. crutschow

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    Do you have any info on it's operating characteristics?
    Where is it used?
     
  3. bertus

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    Hello,

    Does this say you anything?

    kb162.png

    Bertus
     
  4. ian field

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    Found this quite easily with Google:


    http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dlmain/Databooks-5/Document290-6534.pdf

    The built in pdf viewer in W10 isn't much good, so I didn't inspect the document closely.
     
  5. bonsaimaster1

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    Thanks Ian. Just wish I could find these components though.
     
  6. SLK001

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    Hell, even a simple search found this(NTE601 ECG601 SK3463 GE-601 M8513 Si Varistor Temperature Compensating Diode NEW)on fleaBay.
     
  7. bonsaimaster1

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    Thanks for your sarcasm SLK001, I saw that as well, but I am mainly searching for these exact diodes. Thanks for the rude comment, I'll remember how you are from now on!
     
  8. ian field

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    What will you do if *THAT* part is discontinued?

    Its not an abundant part - but not completely rare either - Philips do a range of temperature compensating bias diodes - as I'm sure several other makes do.

    You could end up with no alternative to reading the data and selecting an equivalent part.
     
  9. bonsaimaster1

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    True, well I guess if I can't get my hands on any. I'll just have to find an alternative such as the part SLK001 listed.
     
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