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K3yPr0gg3r

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Re: Switching Diodes
« on: September 14, 2016, 11:42:09 AM »
I'm about to begin an etched version of Sabertooth. It calls for a 1N4001, but I was thinking about using a BAT46 or a 1N914 instead. Does the 1N4001 protect against reverse polarity in the circuit, or does it just serve as a clipping diode?

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Re: Switching Diodes
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 12:27:05 PM »
I'm lazy; gotta link?

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Re: Switching Diodes
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 12:43:33 PM »
Its right after the +9V, so I would say polarity.

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Re: Switching Diodes
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 12:47:50 PM »
Ok...being after the 9v...that makes sense. Thanks

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Re: Switching Diodes
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 04:48:52 PM »
use the 4001 for that method. Or omit it; it doesn't help except with a battery. A pay will just blow it up immediately.
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