Need a fast switching diode (HFA15TB60)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by oidium45, May 7, 2010.

  1. oidium45

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I am looking for a HFA15TB60 or at least something similar. Anyone have any ideas? I have been trying to find the HFA15TB60 but they seem to be sold out everywhere I look... I guess that is what I get for only buying two...

    Anyway, it needs to be at least 400v and 10A+. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    High-voltage, high-power diodes are becoming a thing of the past, as engineers have moved on to synchronous rectification/switching. You can hardly find them anymore.

    For starters, look into synchronous rectification. Google is your friend here.

    Nowadays, MOSFETS are being used as "ideal diodes" to eliminate the power losses that occurred using traditional diodes.