substitute for TI TIL306/307 Display?

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Wed Jan 1 17:52:01 2003

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Joe wrote:
> At 10:51 PM 12/31/02 -0600, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 31 Dec 2002, Joe wrote:
> >
> > > Does anyone know of another display that can be substituted for the
> > > TIL 306/307? Here is a data sheet for the 306/307 in case you have a
> > > question about it, <>.
> >
> > I don't know of an exact replacement offhand, but I thought these were
> > still in production?
> Are they? I think mine are about 25 years old. FWIW I went looking for
> some at a large local surplus store and found one that I think is
> prototype. It's built out of clear material instead of red and is marked
> TIXL306 and is date coded 7204 (almost 31 years old!). I went through
> several boxs and THOUSANDs of displays and only found one standard 306
> and the one prototype.
> > How many of these displays are you looking for? I believe I still have
> > a few in my parts bin...
> In addition to the one that I found in the store I need three of them.
> Mine were in sockets and the dissimilar metal corrosion has eaten off at
> least one leg off of each of mine.

Oops, I have TIL311s, not the 306. I was thinking that the 311s were still
in production. I guess the 311 with a built-in BCD controller must still
be useful in current products.

I'll make a note to check a couple of my local surplus dealers over the
next few weeks. If I find any TIL306 displays, I'll pick them up. Should I
also hunt for any 307s?

If all else fails, would it be possible to salvage your displays? I've
carefully ground back ceramic and plastic on other dip components to
attach replacement leads in the past, but it isn't a fun task...

Received on Wed Jan 01 2003 - 17:52:01 GMT

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