Diode Help!!! (Kb-162)

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bonsaimaster1

Joined Feb 8, 2013
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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 I am sure it is old and outdated, but I either need to find this part, or find a part that replaces this one.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
 

ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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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 I am sure it is old and outdated, but I either need to find this part, or find a part that replaces this one.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.View attachment 96073 View attachment 96074

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.
 

SLK001

Joined Nov 29, 2011
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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.
 

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bonsaimaster1

Joined Feb 8, 2013
10
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!
 

ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
6,539
Thanks Ian. Just wish I could find these components though.
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.
 
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