How to read Zener Diode Code

Written by Jestine Yong

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12= 12 Volt zener diode

12V= 12 Volt zener diode



Note: There is also part number such as BZVXXXXX where you have to find it from ECG SEMICONDUCTOR BOOK.

1N4746= 18 Volt 1 watt zener diode (refer to ECG PHILIPS SEMICONDUCTORS MASTER REPLACEMENT GUIDE)

6C2=6.2 Volt zener diode. (If you look atrepparttar zener diode code it is written as 6C2 READING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM) Don't read from bottom to top otherwiserepparttar 140730 value you get is 2C6 which you cannot find from data book! I believe many will ask how do I getrepparttar 140731 voltage forrepparttar 140732 code of 6C2. Still refer to ECG book, you have to search for HZ part number. That's mean instead of finding 6C2, search for HZ6C2 and you will getrepparttar 140733 answer! The lowest zener voltage that I came across was 2.4 volt andrepparttar 140734 highest was 200 Volt 5 watt.

Conclusion- Be alert when checkingrepparttar 140735 part number of a zener diode. Don't always assume that a small signal diode is always a zener diode. Carefully observerepparttar 140736 marking onrepparttar 140737 main board and readrepparttar 140738 zener diode part number refer torepparttar 140739 semiconductor book, preferably ECG SEMICONDUCTOR DATA BOOK which you can get from your local electronic distributor. With this knowledge in mind, you will be successfully findrepparttar 140740 right voltage of a zener diode.

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Colors: Mixed and Matched!

Written by Kristine Llabres

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6. Reverse text out of tinted boxes White can be your third color and keep in mind that reverses are hard to read, so use it only when badly needed.

7.You can use laser foil as well. Several manufacturers see sheet of foil that you can use in your laser printer for best results. Another is that you can even able to make up a master copy on an inkjet printer, just use a foil with a copier. Just be careful in applyingrepparttar foil and runningrepparttar 140729 printer for it maybe time consuming.

8.Try using rubber stamping. For instance in scrap booking, there is different rubber stamps out there. You can just choose and be creative!

9.Make use of scissors with unusual edges. Those die cuts are really expensive. The poor manís die cut can be made using scissors with unusual edges; you can innovate and create your own style according to your own taste.

10.Lastly, to add style you can use stickers. It could be something as simple as it is but then it is biting!

Donít be afraid to explore, experiment and discover. Changes forrepparttar 140730 better is always been good and advisable, just make sure that youíve express yourself with worthwhile things then. Try it on and see for yourself!

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