Diode - 1N34A Germanium

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Diode - 1N34A Germanium

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The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.


  • Lower leakage current
  • Flat junction capacitance
  • High mechanical strength


  • AM/FM detectors
  • Ratio detectors
  • FM discriminators
  • TV audio detectors
  • RF input proves
  • TV video detectors
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Product Measurements
Average Rectified Output Current (IO)50 mA
Breakdown Voltage65 V
Forward voltage current (IF)4 mA min, 2 mA typical
Junction Capacitance (Cj)1 pF max
Junction Temperature (TI)75°C
Operating and Storage Temperature Range (TJ, TSTG)-55 to +75 °C
Peak Forward Current (IFM)150 mA
Peak Reverse Voltage (VRM)45 V
Rectification Efficiency (n)55 %
Reverse Current (IR)100 μA max
Reverse Voltage DC (VR)20 V
Surge Forward Current (Isurge)500 mA
forward voltage drop (VF)1.0 V
peak non-repetitive forward surge current (IFSM)0.5 A
peak repetetive inverse voltage (PIV)65 V
peak repetitive forward surge current (IFSR)200 mA
reverse leakage @ 10 V (IR)30 μA
reverse leakage @ 50 V (IR)500 μA
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions2.5 in. × 1.1 in. × 1.1 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.001 lbs.

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