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5091Re: 9368's and FND500's for Super Elf etc

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  • leozack2000
    Jan 2, 2007
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      Can anyone tell what common available 7 segment Led's .. I need to
      use with the 9368? .. thanks... Mike

      --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "Paul" <paulm@...> wrote:
      >
      > That is why I got samples of the 9368's. I needed a few but I have
      plenty of
      > FND500 parts.
      >
      > Great tip however! Its best to always verify the actual stock as
      there is
      > lots of false info out there.
      >
      > On the other hand drop in replacements at $1.00 each are better
      than exact
      > matches at $15 each which is the other lowest pricing I could
      find.
      >
      > Ebay can be very risky at times with parts.
      >
      > Ebay will notify you of a part being offered if you ask them to do
      so.
      >
      > FND500's were low cost a couple of years ago as were 9368's.
      Things change
      > as parts get short.
      >
      > Paul
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "chocholaty" <chocholaty@...>
      > To: <cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 3:37 PM
      > Subject: [cosmacelf] Re: 9368's and FND500's for Super Elf etc
      >
      >
      > > You may want to order a couple of the abra electronics fnd500
      > > displays before ordering a bunch. Back in '02, I ordered
      > > replacements for all components on my old SE (got 2 tubes of NOS
      > > 9368's off ebay real cheap - check often, the seller had piles of
      > > them, but I don't remember the seller name), and I ordered the
      abra
      > > fnd500's. What I received from abra was a pin-compatible new
      > > equivalent, not genuine fnd500's. They worked for the address
      > > displays, but they do not match the originals at all.
      > >
      > > Just thought I'd mention it before people jumped in. Those may
      not
      > > be the real deal.
      > >
      > > TC
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "Paul" <paulm@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> The listed price for one is $6.10.
      > >>
      > >> These are NTE replacement parts that are very likely 9368's
      marked
      > > as NTE
      > >> replacements. NTE is an excellent source for hard to find parts
      > > but usually
      > >> at a higher price. In this case $6.10 each
      > >>
      > >> I have found a source of Fairchild DM9368N parts, new old stock
      > > (NOS). My
      > >> samples are Fairchild marked and have date codes of 99 and 02
      and
      > > are priced
      > >> at $3.75 each.
      > >>
      > >> A search of the usual sources for out of production parts
      resulted
      > > in a low
      > >> bid of $25 each at the 100 level!.
      > >>
      > >> I also have found a low cost source of FND500 displays (as used
      on
      > > the Super
      > >> Elf) for $0.99 each.
      > >>
      > >> This part is also high priced in the "out of production parts
      > > sources" as
      > >> the low bit there was $15 each!.
      > >>
      > >> Here is the link for the $3.75 Fairchild DM9368N.
      > >> http://www.abra-electronics.com/catalog/leads/fnd357.html
      > >>
      > >> (Look for F9368 near the bottom of the list). I have some of
      these
      > > in hand.
      > >>
      > >> Here is the link for the $0.99 FND500.
      > >> http://www.abra-electronics.com/catalog/leads/fnd357.html
      > >>
      > >> (The FND500 is on the same page) I do not have samples of these
      > > parts.
      > >>
      > >> The FND500 was produced with several brightness codes and code
      > > matching is
      > >> required for uniform display to display brightness.
      > >>
      > >> Any who need to complete the displays on an old Super Elf can do
      > > so at
      > >> reasonable costs from these sources. Reasonable is relative.
      > >>
      > >> Paul
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> ----- Original Message -----
      > >> From: "effirlem" <melriffe@>
      > >> To: <cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com>
      > >> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 4:36 AM
      > >> Subject: [cosmacelf] 9368's
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> > Steve and others who are interested. I received the "9368s"
      from
      > >> > Unicorn Elec. yesterday. I set one up on a bread board,
      driving
      > > a 7
      > >> > segement LED. It works, "0" thru "F", pin for pin compatible.
      > >> > Thanks for giving me the link
      > >> > Mel
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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