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NE555n timer or NE555p timer? Answered

Please Help. I want to know if I should buy a NE555n timer or a Ne555p IC. Can I do the same things with each? Is there much difference?

Thank you guys,

Electronicsloser

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oldmanbeefjerkyBest Answer (author)2012-09-24

ne555p costs under 10c each when bought in quantities over 100. ne555n in the same situation costs moreso around 20-60c each.

i find that the only difference is that the ne555p cant exert heat as well, so any mistakes results in it frying faster than the 555n

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-09-21

The difference is the tolerances in voltage and current the chips can handle. They are both 555 timers.

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Re-design (author)mpilchfamily2012-09-21

Reading the data sheets both have a max of 18 volts and list 200 ma as the approx max.

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HavocRC (author)Re-design2012-09-21

Thank you guys very much for the help!

electricloser

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Re-design (author)2012-09-21

Same timer, differ manufacturer.

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