Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by lokeycmos, Mar 19, 2011.
could someone please post manufacturer part numbers for the nte199? ty
NTE in the named manufacturer:http://www.nteinc.com/specs/100to199/pdf/nte199.pdf
a vendor: http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=9351250
i could be wrong or misleaded. but, nte199 is a generic part number. is there equivalents such as 2nxxxx or mpsaXX or BCxxx? please correct me if im wrong.
NTE199 is a real part number, with a real datasheet.
According to NTE, it is a pretty good cross to BC547C, BC548C, BC549C, and BC550C.
My theory is that since NTE makes each of their components replace multiple OEM components, eventually NTE will have ONE component that will replace everything!
how did you find the equivalent part numbers?
NTE's component cross reference search only goes one way, from other manufacturer's part numbers to NTE part numbers. This way you get "locked in" to NTE parts, which are usually considerably more expensive than the original manufacturer's parts.
If you enter various part numbers into the NTE cross reference search engine:
it will suggest an NTE part that has similar specifications (if it exists).
Entering BC547C, BC548C, BC549C, or BC550C will suggest NTE199.
so ron h just kinda "knew" these numbers?
I started out by entering:
2N1, search. No hits on NTE199.
2N2, search. No hits on NTE199.
2N8, search. Got a hit on 2N841, which is obsolete.
2N9, search. No hits on NTE199.
Then I started on the BC's: BC1, BC2, etc. When I got to BC5, I got the hits mentioned.
I don't think NTE makes anything. I think they buy ordinary transistors made by semiconductor manufactures and stamp their own number on them then raise the price a lot.
The NTE199 has specs and a pinout like some Japanese transistors. Its pinout is different to European BCxxxx transistors.
I think you're correct. And I intended to mention the pinout differences, but forgot. I'm glad you mentioned it.