3 months ago
seemed to work for a little while but when I noticed the car battery's
voltage wasn't slowly increasing after performing a 2 amp charge for 2
hours, I checked the voltage at the charger's cables and it was 0 volts.
The continuity of the switches and cables were all good. I did find a
power semiconductor which I could not identify, BTW70-200SN. I looked in
an old ECG cross-reference book and the closest match was for a
BTW69-800 which is an SCR in a TO-218 package. The package seems to
match the device I'm looking for. I made some measurements with my
Simpson 464 DVM on the 2k ohm scale. Pins 1 and 3 measure 38 ohms
regardless of test lead polarity. All other combinations of continuity
measure open circuit. In circuit, pins 1 and 2 are soldered together.
Any idea what this component is or how to test it?
Thanks for your reply.
Los Osos, CA