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Alternative Parts

Postby MerseyTrainz » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:52 pm

I'm having trouble getting some of the parts over here in the UK.

Introduction to Analog Electronics

LM386 Audio OpAmp - Is there an alternative I can use?
Instead of using the 1N4138 - is a 1N4733A Zener Diode 500mW 5.1V OK?


Introduction to Digital Electronics

Instead of using the 4008 (is a 4008B - an alternative?)
Instead of using the 4026 (is a 4026BE - an alternative?)
Instead of using the 4511 (is a 4011B - an alternative?)

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Stephen Roberts
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Re: Alternative Parts

Postby ThePyroElectro » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:22 pm

MerseyTrainz wrote:I'm having trouble getting some of the parts over here in the UK.

Introduction to Analog Electronics

LM386 Audio OpAmp - Is there an alternative I can use?
Instead of using the 1N4138 - is a 1N4733A Zener Diode 500mW 5.1V OK?


Introduction to Digital Electronics

Instead of using the 4008 (is a 4008B - an alternative?)
Instead of using the 4026 (is a 4026BE - an alternative?)
Instead of using the 4511 (is a 4011B - an alternative?)

Best regards

Stephen Roberts
stepheneroberts1953@sky.com


Hi Stephen,

1N4733A is the zener diode we actually use in the Analog Course, so that works. 1N4138 is a switching diode, which acts differently than a Zener diode so they aren't inter-changeable.

The parts you listed for the digital 4XXX series devices are all acceptable. However those 3 IC's aren't the most important part of the Digital Electronics course, you could definitely completely 95% of the material without them.

Hope this helps!


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