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ICs and Semiconductors

 

These are the chips and semiconductors used in our kits.

 

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EC103D Silicon-controlled rectifier (400 V, 0.8 A)
This is the output stage used in our breadboard kits. The SCR serves as an electronic switch.

 EC103D - $0.84
EC103D SCR

TYN408 Silicon-controlled rectifier, high current (400 V, 8 A)
This SCR can be used in place of the previous one for higher current applications.

 TYN408 - $0.75

TYN408 SCR

PN2222A NPN transistor
This is a general-purpose switching transistor.

 PN2222A - $0.10
2N2222 transistor

IRL620 MOSFET

This MOSFET is used in our AstroSplash unit.

IRL620 - $2.25
MOSFET IRL620

Diodes

These general-purpose diodes are used in our AstroSplash unit.

 

1N4001 - $0.19

1N4004 - $0.19

Diode
For PC sockets for the chips below, see PCB Parts.

555 Single timer
The 555 timer is used in our photogates.

 555 - $0.50

555 timer

 

556 Dual timer
The 556 timer is used in our delay timers.

 556 - $0.75

556 timer

LM386 amplifier

The LM386 amplifier is used in our SK3 Sound Triggers.

LM386 - $1.50
LM386 amplifier

PS2501 Optocoupler with transistor output
This PS2501 optocoupler is used for optical isolation in triggering a camera. It has a non-latching, transistor output that can be triggered repeatedly without need of being reset. This optocoupler can also be used with flash units having low-voltage terminals (<80 V).

 PS2501 - $0.77

PS2501 optocoupler

PS2501-4 Quad optocoupler

This is 4 optocouplers in 1 IC. The PS2501-4 is used in our AstroSplash and MultiTrigger 3 units.

 

PS2501-4 - $2.40

Quad optocoupler

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