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I am not able to read the information on the item (too small) - it is red (ish) with a black band. See attached picture. This is out of an Energizer dynamo based flashlight ( http://www.energizer.com/_layouts/displaylargeimage.aspx?image=/SiteCollectionImages/products/lighting/preparedness/large/WRCKCCBP.jpg ) with a 3.6V 80mAh Ni-Cad battery with 3 lead input from a dynamo (6 diodes in the picture).

If anyone had access to the schematic for this, that would be even better :-)

Updating with a better picture... Not much better.... But a bit better. I can not get any closer without it just getting fuzzy...

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LargeMouthBass
LargeMouthBass

Best Answer 9 years ago

It is definitely some kind of diode. It looks like its package size is fairly small. It reminds me of "1N 914" or "1N4148" type small signal diodes, but I don't know if that makes sense per the function of the device.

Can you read any of the numbers using a magnifier? . If you can , entering them into Google or DigiKey will get you datasheets, etc if that is what you are after.

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Burf
Burf

9 years ago

Its a Germanium diode. The picture quality is too poor to say which specific one it is. I used them to make simple simple crystal radios for my Scout troop.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

I think its a Zener diode too. What's the output rating of the supply ?

Steve

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dildog
dildog

9 years ago

i thnk it maybe a zener diode

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Vyger
Vyger

9 years ago

What you have circled in the picture is a diode. It allows current to flow in one direction only.