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[AMPS] Experience with K2AW rectifiers anyone?

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Subject: [AMPS] Experience with K2AW rectifiers anyone?
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Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 06:51:46 +0000
>  The K2AW diodes are simply Microwave Oven devices with a "new" part
> number. They work fine for lots of ham use but I cant see spending $60
> for 4 when a string of $ .25 1N5408's have better specs. 

I agree with Carl. All these rectifier "blocks" are is a string of 
regular diodes inside an epoxy case.

Why bother replacing a very heavy duty diode string with a string of 
much smaller diodes in a case that lowers heat transfer? 

The potted diodes look pretty and are easy to mount, but that's the 
only advantage. Everything else is a negative.

73, Tom W8JI 

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