Probably another of my "dumb questions", but what's new? In this (just the latest one) thread there is a schematic. http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/my-board-killed-three-ir2110-ics-help-plz.125431/ The schematic is one that comes up all over the web. It shows a diode and resistor in parallel between the gate and the driver. To my pea brain the diode is backward, it puts the diode conducting when the driver is turning off. It is my understanding that the following is true - 1. the gate should be turned on as fast as possible. 2. the resistor is to prevent "ringing" during turn off of the gate. My questions about this are - 1. Doesn't the resistor limit the turn on of the gate? 2. Doesn't the way the diode is biased in the circuit negate the desired 'anti- ringing' effect? Wouldn't it be better to change the direction of the diode in this application? Allowing the diode to conduct in turn on and the resistor to eliminate ringing at turn off.