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Sent: 14 August 2002 17:54
To: Conrad G0RUZ; AMPS
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?
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.........