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In my PLC from Schneider, there is a damaged diode marked ST MV GP 931 (please check attached photos).

But I cannot find the information and specifications of this diode on the internet, even from the website https://www.st.com/.

Can you help me find the specifications, for example voltage, etc.?

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This appears to be SM6T36CA, a bidirectional transient voltage suppressor, marked as MV. "GP" appears to be the assembly location, "931" the date code.. Datasheet.

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How you find these things out is a mix of guesswork, looking things up, and luck. The single most helpful thing is to know the manufacturer, so you can find out what marking schemes it uses. In this particular case it's ST, which often uses the same marking scheme: specifically a short identifier for the part, followed by a longer production and date code. Your part matched this pattern. ST publishes the markings very clearly in its datasheets, and so finding "MV" was possible; and the fact that the PCB is marked D but the part has no cathode marker reinforces bidirectional. Some other manufacturers are not as helpful. Be aware that sometimes different parts have the same markings, though not usually from the same manufacturer, and you have to check that the part makes sense in the portion of the circuit you're looking out. Often you can see traces to ground or pullups or a known transistor's base or whatever, to confirm the identification you've made.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Hopefully the power mosfet following the TVS diode survived. It only has a max Vgs of 80 V, and the diode looks pretty fried. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 21, 2022 at 5:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, to be fair, it clamps at 80 V. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 21, 2022 at 6:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you Bro. Your help is really meaningful to me. How can you find this diode is SM6T36CA. Just want to know to find other diode in the future. Thank you. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 21, 2022 at 6:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ I added a little bit about the process. It certainly can be difficult. Glad to have helped you out. \$\endgroup\$
    – jonathanjo
    Dec 21, 2022 at 9:20

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