[sdiy] Diode Matching

Timothy Daugard daugard at cox.net
Mon May 11 17:34:31 CEST 2020

When testing diodes, I plug them in to the test circiut on the 
solderless breadboard. I then use my fingers surrounding the glass (and 
avoiding the wires) there by testing them all at approx. 98 deg F.  I do 
the same matching transistors.

Tim Daugard,

back to long term lurking and MSP430G2xx hardware/software . . .

On 5/8/2020 3:53 PM, Jay Schwichtenberg wrote:
> Keep in mind that diodes are like transistors and are extremely 
> temperature sensitive. All it takes is something like breathing on 
> them, furnace comes on or just walking by them and moving air around 
> and you'll see differences.
> When I match transistors I put them in the tester, cover them with a 
> cloth to isolate them from air currents, go away or do something else 
> for a couple of minutes and then do a reading.
> Whether or not you need to match depends on what you are using them for.
> Happy testing.
> Jay S.
> On 5/8/2020 1:39 PM, Didier Leplae via Synth-diy wrote:
>> I had been meaning to send an update on this, btw. I got a better DMM 
>> and the results do seem to make more sense, although it is still a 
>> bit confusing ie, if I measure some diodes and come back to measure 
>> the same diodes a
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