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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by bob, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. bob

    bob Guest

    I'm using 1n5404 diodes to clamp the inductive load for a coil gun
    project.
    The diodes' surge current is rated at 200 amps for 8.3 ms. The current
    that I need to clamp starts off at a peak of 500 to 700 amps and
    becomes 0 in about less than half a millisecond. Can the 1n5404 safely
    handle this much current? Will the forward recovery time of the diode
    cause any problem in quenching the built up current?"

    -Thanks in
    advance
    Yale
     
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