IN4001 Rectifier

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Calkiwi1, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Calkiwi1

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    Sep 29, 2012
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    Hi guys, I'm new to electronics and gathering parts to complete a project in a book that includes the IN4001 rectifier. Have checked Radio Shack.com, Mouser.com, Elexp.com, etc. Can't seem to find it, or substitutes easily in the IN4001 family, although I read that it is a common diode. Figured it would be very easy to source.

    Does it go by another name or is it no used, have people/industry moved on to a replacement?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  2. MrChips

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    The correct part number is 1N4001. These are a "dime a dozen" and readily available.

    If a store does not have any in the 1N4001-1N4007 series in stock then it is not an electronics parts store.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  3. strantor

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    what he said, and, you can also use 1n4002, 1n4003, ... up to 1n4007 - that are all the same except the higer the last digit, the higher the voltage rating.
     
  4. Wendy

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  5. Audioguru

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    See what happens when you spell a part number wrong?
    Nobody has an IN4001 but everybody has a 1N4001.
     
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