Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sold - 1S2473 Crown vintage diodes - £0.99 for 10

The 1S2473 is a switching diode, its specifications are as follows:

Semiconductor material - Silicon
Forward voltage drop (Vf) - 1.2V
Max Forward Currrent (Ifm)- 100 mA
Peak Inverse Voltage (PIV) - 35V
Leakage Current- TBC
Junction capacitance - 3 pF
Power Dissipation - 300 mW
Package type - TBC

You can download the full data sheets here

Image of a pack of 1S2473 vintage diodes
The 1S2473 diode - used in audio applications, such as the Boss OD-1

The 1S2473 was used in a variety of audio applications, of particular note is its use in guitar effects pedals to simulate the sound of over driven valve amplifiers, such as the classic Boss OD-1 "stomp boxes" read more about Boss pedals here

27/07/13 - I was recently asked about stock levels for this item, at this point in time there are 394 left.
29/07/13 - A batch of 100+ sold today, stocks still good.
10/08/13 - 10 more in the post, still over 200 left.
19/08/13 - Another 50 to go in the post today, but still over 150 left.
20/08/13 - 20 more gone.
24/08/13 - Another 100 to go in the post today, down to under 50 left in stock, be quick!
12/11/13 - 10 more in the post to Scotland.
15/11/13 - 10 more ready to go to the USA.
16/11/13 - 20 prepared to go to France.
17/11/13 - Did a quick head count approx. just 30 left now.
27/11/13 - There could be issues with USA delivery - items missing in the post.
03/12/13 - 2nd USA batch sent out to replace those lost in the post.
13/12/13 - The date might be unlucky for some, but not for me 2nd USA batch arrived, yay!.
23/12/13 - Any surplus remaining stock sold to a Canadian buyer
26/12/13 - A further 20 sold to a buyer in Wales



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