High Voltage Diodes

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HV Diodes

Diodes are basically one way electrical valves, They only permit common electrical voltage and current to travel one way. They are used in Charging systems, to charge batteries, car batteries, marine batteries etc...They are used in Radios, TV's, VCR"s etc... We use them in our Fuelless Engine designs for our capacitors as well as our Free Energy From the earth devices. Another common energy use for diodes are solar cells or solar panels. Without the use of a diode from the positive leg of a solar cell to the positive terminal of a 12 volt car or marine battery there would be no collected stored charge. Diodes come in many sizes shapes and voltage / current ratings. Diodes can change AC to DC, Therefore by placing a diode or diodes on 120 vac house current you turn it into 120 vdc. And if the diode is rated for 2 amps max, then that is all the diode will take before burning up ( If your DC load is over 2 amps such as a motor ).

When selecting a diode or diode bank, you first start by calculation the maximum current and voltage that you will be using it for. For example: If you are going to be using a diode to charge an electrolytic capacitor and the capacitor is rated at 200 uf (which will equal about 2.5 to 3 amps of power draw), then the Diode must be rated at 6 amps. This gives the Diode plenty of room in case of large back emf surges ( if used in a coil circuit ). Depending on what you are using the diode for also depends on how high to go on your rating, For example if you are going to use multiable diodes for a high voltage multiplier and you are using 120 vac house current as your input and you are going to be using 200 uf capacitors rated at 300 to 360 v, your diodes must be higher than normal because multipliers can run a bit rough and can easily burn out your diodes starting with the first one in line ( I know from experience! A fire can result! ). So that being the case your diode must be rated 600 v max x 6 amps.

2000 volt diode bank

High Voltage Diodes can some times be hard to find. Lets say you need a 2000 v diode but all you have in stock is 500 volt, what are you going to do? The answer is very simple you simply connect 4 - 500 v diodes in series just like batteries and you get an instant 2000 v diode bank. If all of this seems to be way over your head I would like to suggest a very good beginners book in electronics that you can buy at any Radio Shack store called "Getting Started in Electronics by Forrest M. Mims " It will teach you the basics of soldering and explain what a diode is. Cat. No. 276-5003A. You maybe also able to find it for sell on the web. It will teach you basic electronics very quickly!

A High Voltage High Amp Diode

A High Voltage High Amp Diode

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