# DIODE SERIES RESISTANCE

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by isha, Oct 26, 2005.

1. ### isha Thread Starter Active Member

Sep 16, 2005
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WHAT WILL BE THE VALUE OF RESISTANCE Rs
[ WHICH IS IN SERIES COMBINATION WITH DIODE IN4007 ]
SUCH THAT DIODE OPERATES SAFELY.

2. ### n9352527 AAC Fanatic!

Oct 14, 2005
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I HAVE NO IDEA, NOT WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CIRCUIT DOES OR WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO!

Sorry, I was just having a foolish fun moment.

No one would be able to answer your question when it is that vague. Try explaining what you are trying to do or what the diode and the resistor do clearly and maybe someone would be able to provide an answer.

3. ### pebe AAC Fanatic!

Oct 11, 2004
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Can you be a bit more specific, because a diode's safety depends on the current flowing through it. Where does Rs come in?

4. ### Gorgon Senior Member

Aug 14, 2005
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But, just to answer the unknown question. You'll need a 1k ohm 1000W(1kV) resistor.

The specification for the 1N4007 is 1A, 1000V.

I don't suppose this will be safe for the public, but ok for the diode.

TOK

5. ### isha Thread Starter Active Member

Sep 16, 2005
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in parallel clipper circuit whose input is ac signal and output is taken across diode

what are limiting value of Rs [ range of resistance] such that diode can operate

normally.[safely]

is it enough????

6. ### pebe AAC Fanatic!

Oct 11, 2004
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It depends on the voltage and internal resistance of your source. The limiting thing is the current through the diode must not exceed its maximum rating.

The available voltage (Va) will be Vsource max - 0.7V
The resistance in circuit (Rc) will be source resistance of your signal + the resistor you fit.
The current will be Va/Rc
As the diode will only conduct every half cycle, you could probably double the maximum current allowed.

Does that help?

7. ### isha Thread Starter Active Member

Sep 16, 2005
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YES
i also have such an idea about Rs