help identify these transistors

Hi all,

A few years ago (1995) I bought a scoop of plastic transistors from a company called "electronic goldmine". I am unable to get any data on these transistors.

Can anyone please identify these transistors?

All are plastic, small signal packages, I think to-92 type.

  1. national semiconductor. marking "615-3"

  1. national semiconductor. marking "2553"

  2. national semiconductor. marking "435-1"

In addition, all of these also have another number like "827", "826", but I think they are the year of marking and month/quarter, etc. Apart from these two, there is nothing else printed on the device.

Curioucly, there is a three color band coding on the back of the device, I dnot know if this indicated a current gain factor or something.

Thanks in advance, Sreenath

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Mike Berger

Hi, thanks for the tips. I tried using the color codes,and could not find meaningful results.

There are three colors on the back of the transistor. Also, after I don't have any way of knowing what the preceding type would be, like

2N, MPS, 2SC, etc.

I am really consufed. Don't know why a company like National semiconductors does like this- not printing the full device type on the transistor.

thanks, Sreenath

Mike Berger wrote:

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If they're National, they're probably 2N numbers.

sreenath wrote:

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Mike Berger

sreenath schrieb:

There is a reason: if those transistors were produced with some special specifications for one single customer. In common those transistors have uncommon type numbers.

On the other hand, there may be a solution for your problem. When you look into an old NS transistor data book, you won't find detailed data for type numbers - you'll find them for processes! Of course there is a table with some 'coarse' data for National's transistor types (like

2N2222), but details can be found under "process 19". Perhaps the colour marking corresponds to the number of the process.



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Reinhard Zwirner

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