Diode upgrade

Status
This old topic is closed. If you want to reopen this topic, contact a moderator using the "Report Post" button.

bob91343

Member
2010-03-11 10:43 pm
What purpose is served by this? The original design is adequate and you gain nothing by replacing a perfectly good diode. In some cases, a faster diode is not a good thing but I believe this circuit operates at power line frequency so speed is immaterial for the most part. Perhaps the forward drop with bigger diodes will be a few millivolts less but that amount is lost when you are rectifying 50 Volts or so.
 
Status
This old topic is closed. If you want to reopen this topic, contact a moderator using the "Report Post" button.