Help identifying and looking for replacement for a really very old silicon diode

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ChrisChemist116, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. ChrisChemist116

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    Mar 13, 2009
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    Howdy,:)

    I had found an old schematic posted in an edition of the journal of chemical education from september of 1969.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed046p613

    Everything it is okay with me. I can understand all, except one thing. :confused:

    I know this is basics regarding full wave rectifiers when working with AC.

    I can't find the datasheet for this diode ISJ150. Did anyone on this forum have heard of these?. Where i can find an equivalent?.

    Assistance on this matter will be kindly helpful for me.:)
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    I would use a 1N4002 through 1N4007.
    You could probably use a 1N4001, but they're only rated for 50v. 1N4002 is rated for 100v.
     
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  3. eblc1388

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    Yes, don't use a 1N4001 as the reversed voltage on the diode reaches 56V in the circuit because of the filtering capacitor.
     
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  4. ChrisChemist116

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    Okay i will try to find the 1N4007 at my local electronics store. Although i have been unable to find the datasheet belonging to that diode. It seems 4007 will make a good replacement.
     
  5. SgtWookie

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    Apparently, the ISJ150 used to be stocked many years ago by RS Components in the UK. I have no idea who originally manufactured it.
     
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