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[Amps] 6A rectifier diode choice

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Subject: [Amps] 6A rectifier diode choice
From: (Conrad G0RUZ)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:57:54 +0100
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Subject: Re: [Amps] 6A rectifier diode choice

 1n5408s will do 12A 24/7 in FWB service.  An example would be 2,
4cx15.000A/8281's in RTTY service running 12A @10kV=120 big ones.

>I have been using BWY96E's and 1N5408's in FWB rectifiers up to now, for my
>latest project I would like to use a 6A diode. What is the preferred choice
>for best price/performance ratio?
>Conrad G0RUZ

Really! I have a PSU design software package that reports 3.5A peak at 2 amp
DC RMS in a fwb. Why do the manufacturers say 2amp max? I was hoping for a
near 2 times safety margin. I would be most happy to carry on using 1N5408s
as I have had zero failures in 6 years so far.........


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