Author Topic: Anyone able to explain what "ALF package" rather than "DO-35" means?  (Read 1208 times)

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Offline seb1982

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Hi everyone!

I was looking at zener diodes on the RS website, and the one I was drawn to because of its low (5mA) test current says it comes as an "ALF" package.

I'm familiar with "DO-35" packages for zeners, but I can't recall coming across "ALF" before.  I can't see any standard outlines in DipTrace either. 

Does anyone know if it's similar to a DO-35?  I mean, the dimensions are similar, so I'm guessing I don't need to treat it any differently, but I just thought I'd check!

Oh, it was this diode if anyone's interested:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/zener-diodes/5443604/

Thanks guys.
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Offline AndreasF

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I'm guessing the AL in ALF stands for "axial lead", and since the data sheet actually states "Low-power voltage regulator diodes in hermetically sealed leaded glass SOD27 (DO-35) packages.", it's maybe just an abbreviation RS uses.
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Offline seb1982

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Yeah - I'm sure you're right - thanks.

I just know if I hadn't checked it would have been something significant, though!  ::)  ;D
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