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Re: [TCML] SISG success
In a message dated 10/16/08 9:24:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>Given your using a large quantity of boards, is it possible that timing
>regarding Sidac switching becomes more of an issue with more boards in
>series? Maybe higher voltage systems are more prone to breakdown? In
>other words, given say 20kV across the string of boards, if one board
>switches first, does this put the others at risk? The 20kV is then felt
>across the remaining boards (up until all the gates take over).
What's the max voltage rating of the SIDACs? I thought by nature they
have a very short switch on time.
I always thought it funny that they pack the bi-directional TVS's in
static-proof bags with "Caution: Static sensitive!" labels. What are they, lazy
until you solder them in? ;)
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