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Re: parallel M.O. diodes-feasable?
Original poster: "S & J Young by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <youngs-at-konnections-dot-net>
Paralleling diodes is feasible, but do you really need more than the 350 to
550 ma most are rated for?
3 amp 1N5408s aren't very expensive, and a string of them totaling at least
twice the PIV they will experience would be more robust.
Most MOT diode blocks drop around 7 volts across them, so you can experiment
with paralleling them using a low voltage transformer (24-48 volts), drawing
a few hundred ma through the diodes, and see how low a series resistance you
can use to have fairly even current division between them.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:34 PM
Subject: parallel M.O. diodes-feasable?
> Original poster: "Wells Campbell by way of Terry Fritz
> I'm starting to plan a MOT driven DC system, and was wondering
> if paralleling oven diodes is feasable? ( I happened across about 50
> of them for cheep) what value / type of series balancing resistor would
> be best? are wire-wound resistors bad in this application?
> The diodes will be used in the usual doubler arrangement, possibly
> with a little more voltage (largish transformers), and possibly a beefier
> diode arrangement for a charging reactor setup.
> anyone done this yet?
> with lots of luck, I may have a rough draft together for the NorCal
> Wells Campbell
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