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Old 11th November 2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default western electric germanium transistors

i was curious if anyone had any data/specs on western electric 12-d germanium transistors? i got some a while back to play with, but can't find info on them (as they were not sold to the public...government/bell telephone only).

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Well, start with a Vce of around 32volts and a Vbe of around .3volts and go from there.
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Old 11th November 2004, 09:22 PM   #3
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Since we're on the subject of Germanium transistors......

Wouldn't they be useful for a low-voltage or battery powered amplifier to get the most voltage swing possible before clipping, since they have a lower voltage drop and saturation than Silicone transistors?
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It's only a 0.3 volt difference.
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