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|ERF-2030 RF POWER TRANSISTOR 25w
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT SEPTEMBER 2005
EKL Component's ERF-2030 RF Power Transistor
and EN-Prefix Companion Parts
Everyone is in a panic! Last year (2004), Mitsubishi discontinued the 3 most popular transistors in our
industry - the 2SC2166, 2SC1969 AND 2SC2312. These parts are already becoming scarce and prices
The panic is over! The ERF-2030 is a versatile 25 watt RF transistor that can replace ALL THREE
discontinued Mitsubishi parts!
1/ The ERF-2030 is a 25 watt* transistor - therefore, it is not just a replacement part, but also an
UPGRADE to the old Mitsubishi part.
Example: EKL Components has a documented modification for turning a Galaxy 33 into a 50 watt radio using the 3pcs of
the ERF-2030 and 2 companion parts.
2/ The ERF-2030 is NOT an "electrical drop in replacement" for the 2SC2166, 2SC1969 and 2SC2312.
However, circuit modifications on most radio's are minimal and documentation is readily available for
3/ The ERF-2030 is a "mechanical drop in replacement" for the 2SC2166, 2SC1969 and 2SC2312. This
means that the The ERF-2030 features a TO-220 package with the SAME pinout configuration as the
2SC2166, 2SC1969 and 2SC2312. Therefore NO mechanical modifications to the ERF-2030 are
necessary for most installations
4/ EKL Components manufactures a series of companion parts to the ERF-2030. The EN-1230,
EN-369DR and EN-369FN are available to make the radio modifications easier and maximise
Example: To do the Galaxy 33, 50 watt mod, a dealer would need to buy three ERF-2030's and two
EN-369DR's - for a total dealer cost of around $11. The current market price for a SINGLE 2SC1969 is
almost $10 Making the ERF-2030 and EN companion parts the smart choice!
* EKL Components rates the ERF-2030 at 25 watts PEP. This is a "Conservative" rating! In Lab tests and real world modifications, a single
ERF-2030 has produced as much as 40w PEP. All results will vary and are solely determined by the circuit surrounding the ERF-2030
for Mobile Radios