Help locating replacement part

Thread Starter

Tylersamoaa

Joined Jul 29, 2022
3
So I’ve recently decided to tear apart my Kenwood vr-5090 since it decided to no longer work. Well upon tearing it down it became pretty clear that when a chunk of a TRAIT transistor fell out and a fried other half laid deep in the receiver I knew it was the culprit. Now this is a Kenwood TRAIT N80 1205. Upon looking on the google it appears that they are severely hard to come by, especially the N80, and I was wondering if anyone new of any aftermarket TRAIT transistors that would replace the failed oem one.
Thanks!
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
18,968
I have never heard of a TRAIT transistor. Could you elaborate on what it is exactly?
Nevermind. They are just power transistors in a TO-220 like package.
The NTC group specializes in replacement parts with a markup of typically 10x the original price. Sounds like an exorbitant cost of replacement might be in your future. Now if you can find a datasheet, you might have some chance of hitting on the rapidly declining stock of thru-hole transistor parts.

You might need a schematic to determine if a replacement alternative will work. For less hassle and aggravation, you could just get a whole new unit.
 
Last edited:

panic mode

Joined Oct 10, 2011
2,215

Attachments

Last edited:

Thread Starter

Tylersamoaa

Joined Jul 29, 2022
3
I guess this is getting into a question I can almost answer myself with some personal research but what do the second string of numbers dictate on the transistor itself? Such as 3709 vs 3701 or in my case 1205.
 

Thread Starter

Tylersamoaa

Joined Jul 29, 2022
3
Perfect, I think I will be able to go from here with all the information listed here! If anyone else has any input I would greatly appreciate to still hear it, but thanks for all the advice!
 
Top