Fully Controlled Bridge Rectifier

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Joined Nov 19, 2007
A flywheel diode is often required, because when the current through an inductive load is suddenly broken, a back EMF will build up as the magnetic field breaks down, and if there is no path for the current, a high voltage builds up. The high voltage can damage a transistor or cause arcing in a switch. The flywheel diode is connected in reverse across the load, and provides a path for the current so the magnetic field and current can safely decline.

there is a copy of the circuit i am working with, sorry i dont know how to post images


when the flywheel diode is attached it will be connected in parallel across the inductor and resistor