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How do you substitute a diode? Answered


I'm putting together an order at Small Bear Electronics but they don't have the bat46 Schottky diode.  How would I substitute another diode?  None of their inventory seems to be Schottky.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-04-21

You don't say what its for, a schottky is a low forward volt drop device, and very fast, it may be needed in this application. You can't get away with a standard diode probably.

Steve

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It's for a diode-clipping guitar distortion.

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Oh just try a small signal diode - like a 1N4148, or, if you can get one, a germanium diode.

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Try a 1n34 instead (germanium)

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