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What's so special about mini-MELF 1N914s?

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OK, a surface mount 1N914 is a pretty cheap "jelly-bean" component, right?

Well, check out the price in the DO213-AA package! Also here.

Why so expensive?
 

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Does it relate to the package?

Bulk refers to a package (usually a bag) of loose unorganized parts, and is usually unsuitable for automated assembly machines. Bulk parts are packaged according to the ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) and MSL (Moisture Sensitivity Level) protection requirements determined by the manufacturer.
 

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Those are mil-spec parts, so the price reflects all the extra testing, documentation, quality-assurance protocols, and whatnot.
Wait till Trump finds that out! He will be outraged. He will make a better deal.

Bob
 

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Wait till Trump finds that out! He will be outraged. He will make a better deal.

Bob
Trump will make them an offer. They not refuse.

OTOH, you can get a pretty good deal on surface mount 1N914 diodes if you aren't too picky about specs. See here.
 

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I have 1000 of them. Anyone want to offer me $US1000? :-D

Should I tell you they cost me under $5?

I will make sure I get my boards gold plated when I use them.
 
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