Rg for igbt module

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jm-a, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. jm-a

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Hi all,

    Just one question about igbt module:

    Reading FS50R12W2T4 , no need to add Rg resistor - p 2/8 internal gate resistor 4 Ohm

    Right or wrong?

    Thanks a lot.

  2. strantor

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    the gate resistor is to prevent oscillations know as "ringing". Gate resistor is needed. Read about ringing gate.
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  3. Skeebopstop

    Active Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    It can be true that depending how fast you want to push a device you may want to avo id external gate resistance but at least design in the option. The switching speeds of IGBTS isnot very fast so I doubt Speed is a concern and integrity is more important. Usually clamping Zener at gate 18V and a lower impedance turn off resistor forMiller clamping. If powers are small 10R will generally do the trick and don't need to be fussed about the rest.