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Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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Is cutoff the important specification? In a past life I was a technician, not an engineer. I'd rather show my ignorance and cure it than not.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Is cutoff the important specification?
It's one of the more important parameters.

If you wanted to operate with a 3V supply and reduce drain current to 100uA, you're going to need the gate source voltage to be close to cut off voltage for a typical 2N5457. If you got a worst case device, cut off would be 6V.

EDIT:
Cut off voltage is also called pinch off voltage. The voltage required to pinch off the channel.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Any other JFETs on Amazon that might work? I typed in jfet as the search keyword.
Here's a parametric search for Digikey with Vgs(off) <= 2V and Idss of 5mA or greater.
https://www.digikey.com/en/products...FIAYgCiACpaIIiWgi7cALRgcBDa3LEcAJ5sYbpBqBISQA

You'll need to do a lot of searching because they seem to use unrealistic numbers for cut off voltage. I noticed that J112 came up and it has a pinch off voltage of 1-5V. Jameco has these for $0.29 (qty 10), but I considered the cut off voltage to be too high for your application.

EDIT: It appears that they use the minimum cut off voltage from the datasheet. That's pretty useless because cut off voltage isn't tightly controlled.
 

dl324

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J201 has a maximum drain current of 0.2-1mA. Do you consider that high enough for other potential applications? The Amazon listing states 50mA, but I trust the datasheet more.

J112 has a cut off voltage of -1 to -5V. You have no guarantees that you're not going to get some that need 5V to turn off. Or any that turn off with less than 3.5V.
 

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Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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I'm going to out this part on the back burner for now I need something with through hole leads and easy (ie inexpensive) shipping and no minimum orders.

When I get the breakout boards possibly as late as June/July I'll revisit this component hunt.
 

MrSalts

Joined Apr 2, 2020
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At this point volts is not important, I am aiming for 100µa at 3V. This will become part of Project Parts Reference V2.0.
if your Room temperature will be fairly constant, the E-101 current regulating diode from S is a super easy constant current source. It will hold 100uA at any voltage from 1 to 100v input.
If you can accept 300uA as your constant (since you are just looking for parts references) use the E-301. The temp stability is excellent - and it has good compliance from 2 to 100

they are about $2 each at Mouser but super easy. Available in SMD (s-prefix) and TH (e-prefix)


http://www.semitec.co.jp/uploads/english/sites/2/2017/03/P22-23-CRD.pdf
 
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