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I have searched google but cant identify these two components.

I think they are Diodes. they look like Diodes, Black with two conductors at either end.

1 Says D1, only this. It has a two symbols on it that are printed at one end that are repeated around the circumference of the component that is mayb 1/8 of and inch thick. It is two solid triangles  repeated around the end.

E.G. /\ \/ /\ \/ etc.

When I put my volt meter on it, assuming that it is a diode and setting my meter to Diode test I get nothing. There are about 4 of them. So I doubt they are all blown if at all. There is no result no matter which way I put the polarity.

The Second component also looks like a diode. It is also in the row that has the above components in them.

It has sort of a chevron around one end. Repeated in circumference. E.G.  
<==<  <==< . The only identifying mark apears to be the number 22 on it.  

I tried testing this also but no luck on diode setting.

Any ideas.

Perhaps if they are diodes the meter does not have enough to get it moving forward. I believe many diodes use about .6 v. before working. I assume that is what the meter is putting out?

Thank you.

Re: component identification please
Try to test with ohm-meter ; but ways

According to description, it seems to be the old OA something (Ge  
diodes), so 0.3V drop out and the diode-meter doesn't understand (it  
never met such a component).
If you remove the black paint, you surely will see a cristal with a "s"  
connected to.
Take care, after removal of the black paint, the semiconductor behaves  
as photosensitive.

Can you post a pix ?

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Re: component identification please
This is an old circuit board, nice thick layer of shellac on it.
I'm not sure if I can send picture. Can you do it on this newsgroup?? If not how can I do it?

This is plastic or typical diode plastic. I think if you scrape it your scraping the component its self arn't you?

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Just put a .jpg as attached file.

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Re: component identification please
I am no expert by any means on all things internet. But when i use google g
roups to read this newsgroup there is no option that I can see to upload a  
picture. Unless you have done so in the past, I dont believe that this grou
p allows it. Over the years I have not seen it.  
Sorry. If I am wrong.  

Re: component identification please
On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:23:24 -0800 (PST), wrote:

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This is not a "binaries" group, so no pix.

Most people put an image into one of the free picture-posting sites,
or Dropbox, and include the link here.


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Re: component identification please
On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:48:31 -0800 (PST), wrote:

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There are 4 of them?  So what does the circuit look like... a full
wave bridge?

There were some avalanche diodes that were designed to clamp voltage
peaks - like back to back zener diodes in a single device.  They would
garner the D designation and wouldn't be tested with a multimeter
since they conduct at higher voltages, than the 9V your meter uses(?).

You may also want to check your meter with a known good diode, then
two forward biased diodes in series, then 3.... to answer the question
of what the meter is "putting out."

Re: component identification please
Actually of the first component there are 6 of them, then two of the second
I would send picture but I dont know how to put pictures on this news group

I put Ohm meter on them.  

The first components all show the same Ohms.  
eg set Meter to 200M then put the (-) on the end that has the /\/\ on it an
d (+) on the other end it shows 2.1 Mega ohm. This is true for all 6 compon
ents. My guess is that what ever they are they are all showing the same, wh
ich to me means they are all good my guess anyway.

On the other component I do the same thing and it shows 5.0. Mega ohm on bo
th. Again this probably indicates that they are both good. Although I know  
this method is not the best, but just some hillbilly logic.

Re: component identification please
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To check a diode that way you should have conductivity of low ohms when  
connected one way and high resistance (Megohms) the other way ( leads  

Re: component identification please
Well as far as it goes all this components only work as I described above I cannot get and Ohms the other way around. I have moved my meter from 200 to 200M. Nothing.  

Re: component identification please
On 28/12/2018 6:20 am, wrote:
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Hmm, well you might be punching above your weight with this one.

Re: component identification please
Just start your post and with the thumnail attach a document (text, pix...).

With Seamonkey (Thnderbird) it is so simple and free.
Just download it, install it, personalize it to your convenience  
(aspect, bookmarks..) and that's all.
For IE (Outlook), I don't know, I don't use it, too much complex.

There surely is a way to attach a document, if not, send it to me at

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