shunt clippers

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  1. chaithra shree

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    "please help me understanding this":why a resistor(R) is used in series with the input in the shunt clipper circuit. . .and also how do we decide the value of R to be used in the clipper circuit is there any formula to find it???
     
  2. Audioguru

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    A "shunt clipper" might be a diode or a zener diode. It limits the voltage but creates a huge current when the input voltage is higher than the threshold voltage that might burn out everything.
    A series resistor feeding the shunt clipper limits the current. Simply use Ohm's Law to calculate the resistor value.
     
  3. chaithra shree

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    Thank u for the reply sir!!!!!

    but i have one more doubt . . . why dont we connect a resistor in series with the input voltage in series clipper:confused:
     
  4. Audioguru

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    What is a "series clipper"?
    We were talking about a shunt clipper.
     
  5. chaithra shree

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    sorry for that sir >........
    anyway i once again went through the answer u had given and understood the concept.
    Thanks!!!!!
     
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