Body diode

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Jaguarjoe, May 11, 2010.

  1. Jaguarjoe

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    If a MOSFET has a nice body diode built into it, why do we need a comutating diode when the MOSFET is switching an inductive load?
     
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  4. beenthere

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    Thanks, sergeant. I am pasting into the link but losing the "http://" and not noticing.
     
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