what is use of RC snubber across schottky barrier diode

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Shivanand Ganji

Joined Jan 9, 2017
Hello !!

I have SMPS design, When I try to draw more current SS56 diode gets heated.
So, I have decided to use RC snubber circuit of 10E in series with 100pF/1kV across it.

is this a right solution ??

schmitt trigger

Joined Jul 12, 2010
And check the datasheet, while you are at it.

It could be as simple as exceeding (or getting very near) the diode's max ratings.

Or could be a simple issue of increasing the heatsinking capabilities.