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Can anyone help identify this diode housing?!

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Anon_AM

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi everyone. I'm struggling to find out the correct name of this black component housing on the left of the photo below (to mount old diodes to a pcb).

Can anyone help with what they're called, and where I can get them from?!

Thanks so much!

Possible Diode holder.jpg
 

Martaine2005

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Hi Andy,
I am replying to 'bump' this post. You have me intrigued. Maybe the more (senior) members may know.:D
Can you supply us with any other info?
When you say 'diode', a discrete diode or lazer diode?
I typed every imaginable search term and found nothing!!
What makes you think it is a tool for mounting diodes to a pcb?

Martin
 

davenn

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I have never seen anything like it either
 
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It is certainly an odd one! The only time I've seen it was on a PCB, being used to house an old germanium diode which (if you can imagine) was strapped in with one leg wrapped over the top. I actually found this picture during a google search for transistor sockets, and it reminded me to try and find out what it is!
 

Martaine2005

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Well there's my problem......I didn't search for transistor socket:p

Martin
 

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Just an opinion here.
In the 'old days', it was common to mount large diodes vertically to save space on a PCB where space was at a premium.
It served a couple of functions. To save space on the board, to keep the diode up off the board for heat dissipation, and provide a rigid support for anti-vibration protection.
My guess is that's a 'special purpose' mount made for the instrument manufacturer specifically for a particular purpose in the instrument. A 'special order' item.
I've seen a lot of simpler mounts made for the same purpose in a lot of equipment. That one seems like a more elaborate configuration.
I don't think you're going to find another one like it made for mass-production and distribution by a manufacturer.
 

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My guess also it is a OEM produced part, possibly to enhance the heat dissipation of a leaded diode, as the wire connected to a power rectifier diode is generally large guage to act as its heat sink.
M.
 
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