Energy considerations in second breakdown
The energy between the beginning of turn-off and the onset of second breakdown, dissipated at the collectors of power transistors switching inductive loads, was determined and plotted vs the time to second breakdown. A linear relationship was obtained, excluding a thermal initiation mechanism, which requires a t to the 0.5 power dependence.
- Pub Date:
- February 1985
- Electrical Faults;
- Energy Dissipation;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering