An Electronic Welder Circuit Question

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BlackMelon

Joined Mar 19, 2015
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Hello,

I'm repairing a welder. Its schematic is in the pdf file. For my doubt, I want to know about a gate driver circuit in board C. What kind of driver is this?
(The signal measured between Red(S)-C and White(S)-C is depicted in the image file. Its peak and crest are +21.4 and -21.4 consecutively)

Thank you
 

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Kermit2

Joined Feb 5, 2010
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I would call it it a steering diode array. The positive half cycle goes one way and the negative half cycle goes by a different path.
 

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BlackMelon

Joined Mar 19, 2015
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I would call it it a steering diode array. The positive half cycle goes one way and the negative half cycle goes by a different path.
Could you clarify more about its operation? In a certain mode, which switching devices are on and which are off?
 

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BlackMelon

Joined Mar 19, 2015
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According to the schematic and running a test previous, the zeners D13 and D12 and capacitors C2 and C10 had been toasted, so they are desoldered out from the circuit.

https://www.mediafire.com/?89nyx8uxs51i00w
Here, I've got signals of Red2(S)-C and White2(S)-C with respect to a MOSFET's source (S). For a scope settings, I checked that my ground levels of both channels were set at Y=0 on displaying screen, and signals are measured in DC coupling mode. The signals swing below 0V.
The yellow trace = Red wire
The blue trace = White wire


https://www.mediafire.com/?53vf2r75x15s9qc
What's more, this is a video showing gg and a MOSFET's gate signals respected to a MOSFET's source (S).
The yellow trace=gate
The blue trace = gg

Could you please analyze its operation?

Thank you
 
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