full bridge or half bridge?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by twenglish1, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. twenglish1

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    Feb 25, 2014
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    So i started work on designing the power supply for my homemade plasma cutter and just had a simple question: What would be the better choice, a full bridge or a half bridge switch?
     
  2. crutschow

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    Mar 14, 2008
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    Depends upon what you are trying to switch.
     
  3. bountyhunter

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    Sep 7, 2009
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    I think he means full-bridge or half bridge SWITCHER and the answer is it depends on how much power you are trying to deliver. Above about 1kW, we always went full bridge.
     
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