how to define the maximum switching frequency for an inductor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by szhighstar, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. szhighstar

    Thread Starter Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    can you advise how to define the maximum switching frequency for an inductor? thanks!
  2. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    It would probably relate to the situation where the inductor approaches a self-resonant state - due to the interaction of its parasitic capacitance and self inductance.

    In addition one might consider the parasitic losses due to the inductor's resistance which would tend to increase with increasing switching frequency due to skin effect.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012
  3. hasnain

    New Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    use mosfet to derive the inductor frequency
  4. panic mode

    Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    what does that mean?
  5. takao21203

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 28, 2012
    It is a reply that I am not able to evealute or to salutate.

    use mosfet to derive the inductor frequency
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  6. bountyhunter

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Core material is the biggest single consideration. That defines the amount of core loss and thus, the maximum practical frequency.
  7. hairball45

    New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    i dont think they will tell you, or they dont know..i cant rember myself tbh, sy.

    but the usualy method is to blow it up or some near compoinent whilste monitering (without killing de meter or scope) and pull back at least a third with the frequency, or current or volts or some such combo.

    if i remember rightly diodes can help but theres a's got to go some where)

    in short you try it, and if it works momentarily without smokeing in the curcuit, try a longer trial, failing that it's re evaluate and randomly gues or duduce untill some one takes pity, usualy at a pound or doller sign limit of loss in compoinents.(that or a sence of! it blew up).

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    ....ok, knowladge is money and power, but a basic circuit 'vital info' point is hardly going to bring down a huge corperasion, sheeesh wouldnt threaten the guy on a market stall would it.

    with that...i'll go stand in the corner and repent my sins of truth..not.

    end game..O levals in under ten hours, hell 3 A levals in 3 months with a big holiday in between?? or...12 month scanning endless witty poetic nonsencicle bull sh!t to no avail other than 3, yes 3! secret key bits of info.

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