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 Post subject: Anyone know anything abour diodes? 1N5404 compare 1N5408?
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:50 pm 
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Anyone know if there's much difference between a 1N5404 and 1N5408 diode? The wiring diagram says 1N5404, but a 1N5408 was supplied - I'm woundering if it's safe to use...
Also, on the wiring diagram, the symbol for a diode is a triangle and a line. Does the silver band stripe of the diode go on the same side as the line on the diagram is?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:57 pm 
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from memory, stripe is 'negative end', or the output end

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:59 pm 
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mr_sperm1 wrote:
from memory, stripe is 'negative end', or the output end


Output end, that's where the line is on the diagram, the triangle points in the direction that the current flows.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:04 pm 
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sounds good to me - been a while since i toyed with circuits :P

 

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Turns out the difference is the 5408 is rated for 1000 volts while the 5404 only 600. So it's fine to use as everything else is the same.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know anything abour diodes? 1N5404 compare 1N5408
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:57 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Anyone know if there's much difference between a 1N5404 and 1N5408 diode? The wiring diagram says 1N5404, but a 1N5408 was supplied - I'm woundering if it's safe to use...
Also, on the wiring diagram, the symbol for a diode is a triangle and a line. Does the silver band stripe of the diode go on the same side as the line on the diagram is?
:D The diode silver band is the positive end or anode end and you are correct in what you say
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:40 pm 
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