# Low turn on voltage diodes

1. Jan 26, 2016

### Zondrina

Hi.

I'm wondering if anyone knows the model number of a diode, which has a low forward turn on voltage, and has through-hole termination.

I am aware of the BAT54 Schottky diode series. The turn on voltage is as low as $0.2 V$ for some models, but the problem is they are surface mount components. I intend to use a breadboard for an initial design, so I need through-hole specifically. I may consider surface-mount if I can get my hands on a PCB later on.

If you happen to know any good products, please let me know the model number.

Thank you.

2. Jan 26, 2016

### Averagesupernova

What is the application? Can you fashion an active circuit using an op-amp?

3. Jan 26, 2016

### meBigGuy

4. Jan 27, 2016

### rbelli1

If you need a specific part that you can't find a suitable through hole substitute then use the real deal on an adapter:

This is the brand I usually use but many others exist.

BoB

5. Jan 28, 2016

### Daz

BAT48 (DO-35 package) and BAT 85 (DO-34 package) are both through hole and have very similar characteristics to the part you mention. Plus, they're widely available from all the usual distributors.

6. Jan 31, 2016

### marcusl

1N5711 has nearly identical IV curve to BAT48