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Afterlife: Schottky in place of Germanium?
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:58:32 AM »
One would think that if germanium is good for the rectifier diodes, Schottky would be great.

Does anyone have any experience along these lines?

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Re: Afterlife: Schottky in place of Germanium?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 07:26:18 AM »
They'll work the same or better.

There's no reason to use germanium and I've built it 4 times with 1N60Ps instead. I don't even think there's enough impedance involved to even consider that the higher capacitance of a germanium diode or its leakage might contribute to the attack times.

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Re: Afterlife: Schottky in place of Germanium?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 11:47:59 PM »
What about bat48? I have a bunch and they dont show up in many projects.