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Re: [Amps] PIN Diodes /1N4007 / ALPHA 87A info

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Subject: Re: [Amps] PIN Diodes /1N4007 / ALPHA 87A info
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:14:57 -0400
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>... why a high-value resistor (3.9M) is shunted across the diodes?  Does it
affect recovery?

Apart from any static discharge concerns, I think the main purpose is to
function as equalizing resistors to ensure that equal voltage is impressed
onto each diode -- similar to the need when older power supply rectifiers
also needed them.  It's just an uneducated hunch tho...

Paul, W9AC 

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