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Testing transistors

Post: # 2614Post electra225 »

I found this video and thought somebody might get some good from it. Testing transistors.

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Re: Testing transistors

Post: # 2616Post Hi-Fi-Mogul »

Thanks Greg for this.
I wanted to learn at least some basics on
SS amp repair (simple ones that is).
And there are other SS videos that come up
on the side bar of the video !

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which I hope is only a real bad muscle or
tendon sprain. The joys of getting older.
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Re: Testing transistors

Post: # 2619Post William »

Interesting video, Greg, Thanks!

Sorry to hear you are laid up, Mogul. I hope it's nothing serious.

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Post: # 2627Post Firedome »

Learned a lot from that video, thanks!
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Re: Testing transistors

Post: # 2631Post Motorola minion »

I may be pointing out the obvious but any analog old-school meter with at least a 1.5 volt battery is sufficient to test either a Germanium or Silicon junction.

A Simpson model 260 affords a prime teaching example on how a transistor works. Although a a well-known indestructible, a must-carry diagnostic tool for multiple tradesmen, a 260's more accurate counterparts like VTVMs and DMMs can also test transistors on the resistance and if equipped, solid state/diode/transistor junction test.

The beep is very accurate on this one when you have an shorted junction. I have this, and these do a fine job of weeding out failed transistors as well as measuring power supply voltages

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