A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

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A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by 16f84a » Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:33 pm

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by sofaspud » Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:09 pm

DS520 or D080 or DTG110 or ?
I've no idea of the availability of PNP germanium transistors in a T03 package.

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by 16f84a » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:44 am

Hey thanks! How about in a TO-92 package?

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by sofaspud » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:57 am

I didn't find any germanum transistors at all in a quick look at the Mouser and Jameco catalogs. A Google search seems like your best bet.

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by jimandy » Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:31 pm

"if it's not another it's one thing."

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by Enzo » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:36 pm

Perhaps if you told us your application...<p>If the HEP230/NTE104 is a Ge TO3, you are not going to find an equivalent in a TO92.

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by rshayes » Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:03 am

I have an old catalog that crosses the HEP230 to an ECG104. If I remember correctly, NTE bought the ECG line, so the NTE104 is probably the same.<p>The ECG104 is described as a TO-3 transistor.
Germanium PNP
BVcbo=50 volts
BVcer=35 volts
BVebo=20 volts
Max Ic=7 amps
Max Pd=90 watts
Beta Cutoff Frequency=10 KHz
Typical current gain=90<p>This is a fairly typical power transistor of its type. The current gain may be a little higher than most similar devices. The basic problem is that the market for these dried up around 1975 or so.<p>If you are building a new unit, I would suggest modifying the circuit to use a silicon PNP in a TO-220 case.<p>For replacement use, you may have to take whatever you can find. There was a company called Germanium Power Devices that made germanium power transistors fairly recently, but they were probably expensive, and may not be in business anymore.<p>You might find a similar transistor used as the power stage on an old junked auto radio. These were often house numbered, but they might work.

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Re: A cross for HEP230 (NTE104)

Post by okie » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:54 pm

The hep 230 was changed to g6003 when they changed their numbering.I have at least one maybe more in my old new stock, If you need it send me your address and I will send you one for just the cost of postage. My email is- kershank @ aol.com.

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