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# Component identification ?

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#### Mike Steward

Jan 1, 1970
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I have an ever growing stock of electronic components: transistors, IC's,
voltage regulators, in various case styles. Many of which are brand new.

My problem is identifying them. Does any one know how I should go about
identifying them.

Mike S.

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#### CFoley1064

Jan 1, 1970
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Subject: Component identification ?
From: "Mike Steward" [email protected]
Date: 7/17/2004 6:31 PM Central Daylight Time
Message-id: <[email protected]>

I have an ever growing stock of electronic components: transistors, IC's,
voltage regulators, in various case styles. Many of which are brand new.

My problem is identifying them. Does any one know how I should go about
identifying them.

Mike S.

Hi, Mike. Figure out which of the numbers on the device refer to the part
number, and do an NTE component search

http://nte01.nteinc.com/nte/NTExRefSemiProd.nsf/Search?OpenForm

When you punch in a part number they may recommend an NTE cross reference. The
description of that part will give you an idea what your part does. This works
particularly well with diodes, transistors, SCRs and triacs. NTE also has many
ICs such as voltage regulators and opamps which they also cross reference.

If you have them available, sheets of anti-static foam can be used for storing
the ICs, which are particularly susceptible to ESD (electro-static discharge).

Good luck
Chris

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#### Puckdropper

Jan 1, 1970
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Sometimes a Catalog like the Radio Shack catalog can help identify the
components also. You get a picture of different case styles, etc...

Puckdropper

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#### Art

Jan 1, 1970
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MCM Electronics has a rather extensive free catalog.

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