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Euro MPF102 substitutes?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:37 am    Post subject: Euro MPF102 substitutes? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Anybody know if there is a viable substitute over here (UK) for the mpf102? It can be obtained through Farnell but there is a wacking great big shipping charge from the USA of £13 for a part that essentially costs only 9 pence!!. I tried a search on the fairchild substitute as recommended by Ray but I can't find a seller over here for that. Failing that, anyone want to come in with me for a bulk order?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I asked on the stompbox forum if anyone knows of any. I'll keep
you posted. If not maybe I could buy some here and send them it
can't be too much.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You star! :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

here I got got one so far. Not sure about price or shipping.
http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.co.uk/Cricklewood/customer/search.php?xid=54a658176a92530fafcbff5c7fbc284a&substring=MPF102+
Hopefully more people will post.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

oh good old cricklewood- forgot about them. cheers for that zebra.

perhaps it's the unreal heat over here right now? I just walked into the supermarket to buy some teabags and I couldn't remember why I went in there!

In a real moment of the Homer Simpson's I walked into the the beer shelf!

After all this globalisation shit that we have to endure (like the plural for beer now being 'beers' for eg) dumb supermarkets still don't put their lager into fridges (actually I prefer ale to lager- but thats another story....)

its too hot and i'm on the wierd trip :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You can substitute the MPF102 with the 2N5457.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Maybe it was destiny you accidentally walked into the beer shelf. Saying "Buy me and sit in front of a fan and relax awhile" Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'd also like to find a substitute, I'm putting together an order with a local supplier now and would rather not make such a tiny order abroad, but neither the MPF102, BF256A or 2N5457 are available.

Are there other substitutes?
I'd like to know what parameters to match, what is important in this respect?
Would "high frequency" transistors be best?
How about the BF245A? http://www.elfa.se/pdf/71/07100522.pdf - seems like a good match to me- but then again, I really don't know what .
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Kobresia!

welcome to the SoundLab forum :)

Well I've got an interesting tale to tell. I found some company on ebay selling mpf102's in the UK. The strarting bid was £4.99. So I bid £7.12 and was outbid by someone who last bid on an item over 6 months ago. Then I got a PM asking me to make a new second offer for my highest bid as a 'buy it now'. I smell a BIG TURD!!!

Okay some people have to make a living but this is taking the piss!

However, later last night I found another chap in America (on ebay) selling 2n5457's for about 3p each- 50 infact, but hey, they have so many uses and I could always pass a few on to you fellaz if you don't mind waiting a bit? :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Jaycar electronics keeps the MPF102 as a standard line. They're charging about AU$1.30 each, less for bulk. I don't know if it's worth it for you guys by the time you add postage etc. but I do know they send orders OS as I used to work there.
I'm not trying to sell you, I just know they have them.
www.jaycar.com.au

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i have read that you can substitute MPF102 whit:

PN4416
J202
2N5951
2N3819

dunno, i have used the BF256A and its fine

hope this helps

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks dnny, I found a couple of these at my local supplier. I'll notify if they don't perform as expected, but I have to build the thing first.

And, thanks v-un-v, I suspect I'll be back with more questions over the next few weeks as I start assembling my SoundLab. I'm thinking of adding an additional LFO built on veroboard for some spacey intermodulation, I'll let you all know how that works out, also a headphone amplifier, the 1V/oct scaling and fine tuning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

To all UK people,

The substitute I specified can be easily found at Rapid Electronics for pennies.

It works perfectly...at least it worked perfectly on my 'Updated and Improved VCO'
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Can J304 be a good substitute for MPF102? Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:22 am    Post subject:  Euro MPF102 substitutes?
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Wild zebra is right. cricklewood have them in stock at £2 and postage is only £2.50 I just got a couple. Thanks zebra.

http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/

By the way their site is not secure so I ordered by phone.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

SweetMoFo welcome to electro-music.com forum - and thanks for the info
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