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Re: A prospective MOSFET driver
Original poster: "David Sharpe by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <sccr4us-at-erols-dot-com>
You're right on that one. I use a bidirectional
clamp at +/-12V or +/-15V if a clamp is
necessary, one part versus two.
Dave Sharpe, TCBOR
Chesterfield, VA. USA
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "K. C. Herrick by way of Terry Fritz
> On Thu, 08 Aug 2002 20:12:40 -0600 "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> > Original poster: "David Sharpe by way of Terry Fritz
> > <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <sccr4us-at-erols-dot-com>
> > Hi Malcolm, Ken, Ed et al
> Generally with my designs, I don't use a zener in the gate
> > drive circuits at all, except as a bi-directional clamp to protect
> > GS from exceeding +/- Vgs ratings. Designers / Engineers
> > preference.
> > Regards
> > Dave Sharpe, TCBOR
> > Chesterfield, VA. USA
> OK...but if you use 2 zeners in series for this purpose, anode-to-anode
> or etc., then each time one of them "zeners" the other one will conduct
> Not that I want the last word or anything...