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Re: [Amps] HV Diodes

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Subject: Re: [Amps] HV Diodes
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:07:20 -0700
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On Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:35:39 +0000, Manfred wrote:

>Of course everyone is free to use 1N5408 or 6A10 diodes, at $0.278 and $0.368 
>respectively at Digikey. And if somebody wants to use 10 in series in each 
>who am I to forbid that? But technically it's pointless. 


Since the beginning of the semiconductor industry, diodes, and
especially power diodes, have been a source of failure. Technically
your arguments are correct but long experience has proven otherwise. 

And when over rated diodes are so cheap, why not use them? 

73, Bill W6WRT
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