help identifying a component

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by terallan, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. terallan

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    Mar 14, 2014
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    Hi folks,

    From a 1973 CDI ignition system, I have a thyristor with S596 on the component. Does anyone know a modern day equivalent to this one?

    any help appreciated
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Jun 22, 2012
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    TS820-600T/ or C106M will do , have you got a photo of it ?
     
  3. ian field

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    Thyristor design has probably come a long way since that long ago - you could probably find a generously rated 800V part without too much searching, I'd go for at least 12A rating.
     
  4. terallan

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    Mar 14, 2014
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    Hi guys, thanks indeed for your help, tricky to take a pic, but it is just like an ordinary transistor, looks like an MCR 100.

    Other than suggested, does a BT 151 sound like an alternative too?
     
  5. t06afre

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    This system use a BT151 SCR http://archive.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_110499/article.html So yes it may work. Have you identified the pin order. That may also be of importance as not all SCRs have the same pin configuration
     
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