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POWER ELECTRONICS HANDBOOK, 3rd Edition by Muhammad Rashid

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2

The Power Diode

Ali I. Maswood, Ph.D.

School of EEE Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore

2.1 Diode as a Switch

Among all the static switching devices used in power electronics (PE), the power diode is perhaps the simplest. Its circuit symbol is shown in Fig. 2.1. It is a two terminal device, and terminal A is known as the anode whereas terminal K is known as the cathode. If terminal A experiences a ...

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