Re: For trade: 8 Mouser MOC3023S surface mount Optocouplers
Wayne, that is very sound advice. However, doing something just because "it has always been done that way" when there may be a "better" way (and by better I mean a lot more common and a lot cheaper and potentially more reliable) then we should at least explore it. I am not trying to tell anyone else to do this, per se, just sort of doing the math because:
a) Schottkys have always bugged me. They are so darned hard to read the numbers on them!
b) I have a large qty of what I think is a substitute on hand for my work
c) The math is interesting and fun to think out as I like to "think different"
d) I'm cheap and do not want to stock all sorts of different diodes.
e) it is fun to try different ways to do the same thing and refine the process.
So, even if a 1N400x would be cheaper, and more readily available, please do not use them on your Renards!!
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