1n41 break 48

03.03.2010 21:37

1n4148 diode broken in half

This is what was left of a 1n4148 diode after an aluminum 47 μF electrolytic capacitor was repeatedly charged through it from a low-impedance source. Average power dissipation was well below its specified maximum.

Signal diodes don't survive peak currents much larger than their continuous current rating.

Posted by Tomaž | Categories: Life

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i like your blog tomaz, thumbs up!

Posted by gorazd

Don't mak 'em like they used to ;+}

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