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Old 10th November 2012, 04:16 PM   #1
tbj is offline tbj  United Kingdom
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Default 3886 "NOPB" variants

Hi guys

I am buying some replacements for my blown 3886, and have come across this variant, which is a lot cheaper: (LM3886T-NOPB)

LM3886T/NOPB - NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR - IC, AMP, AUDIO POWER, MONO | Farnell United Kingdom

NOPB presumably relates to it being lead-free, but apart from that are there any differences? Anyone used these?

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Old 10th November 2012, 04:22 PM   #2
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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buy 10 to get that discount.
25+Vat and no postage.
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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NOPB presumably relates to it being lead-free, but apart from that are there any differences? Anyone used these?

Cheers!
There is no other differences. They are cheaper because NOPB components are not allowed to be fitted in commercial products since many years. But you are free to use them for "hobby".
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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There is no other differences. They are cheaper because NOPB components are not allowed to be fitted in commercial products since many years. But you are free to use them for "hobby".
I think you got that backwards, "NOPB" should mean lead-free, which means it is the only type allowed in most commercial products. The price difference is probably down to economies of scale; the NOPB version is likely produced in much higher quantities, while the lead-containing version sees more limited production due to restrictions on lead usage.
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Old 13th November 2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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I think you got that backwards, "NOPB" should mean lead-free, which means it is the only type allowed in most commercial products. The price difference is probably down to economies of scale; the NOPB version is likely produced in much higher quantities, while the lead-containing version sees more limited production due to restrictions on lead usage.
Haha. I don't now what I was thinking. I was thinking about PB-versions. But yes, the price could absolutely depend on the points you make.

Sorry for being to quick on the keyboard and to slow in the mind
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