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Re: Slightly OT, MOT diodes.

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

On 6 Apr 2005, at 22:02, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Mercurus2000" <mercurus2000@xxxxxxx>
> Does anyone know what the normal DC voltage rating of microwave oven
> transformer diodes are? I've got a bunch of them I'm planning on using
> in a future project. Adam

Some I purchased a while back had a PIV rating of about 12kV and a
forward DC current rating around 0.5 Amp. They are only useful at
mains type frequencies. They behave like resistors at frequencies in
the kHZ+ range.