Before going to the discussion on how to select a transformer, let us cover first some of the transformer basic fundamentals. Transformer is could be a low frequency like those used in 50Hz or 60Hz line. Transformer is could be a high frequency one like those used in switching mode power supplies. Transformer will transfer power from the primary to

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## How to Select a Diode for Circuit Design

Diode has many uses. It could be as a rectifier, a reverse blocking device, a component in a switching converter or in a switching power supply and so on. Regardless, what application it is, they are the same parameters to consider. These parameters are all given in the diode datasheet. If you are looking for guidance on how to select

READ## How to Derive IGBT Power Losses

IGBT has two types of losses. One is conduction and the other one is switching. Conduction loss is due to the voltage drop between collector and emitter times the collector current. On the other hand, switching losses is due to the dynamic parameters of the IGBT. If you are looking for an explanation on how to derive IGBT power losses,

READ## How to Derive LLC Converter AC Circuit

If you are asking how to derive LLC converter AC circuit, this article is perfect for you. The derivation is based on the first harmonic approximation (FHA). FHA is popular method in deriving AC circuit like those of an LLC which only considering the fundamental signal of a square wave. In this article I will give you some insights in

READ## How to Design Over Temperature Protection Circuit

Over temperature protection circuit design is not complicated as you may think. It could be done by using a thermistor and other discrete devices. If you have question on how to design over temperature protection circuit or planning to make one, this article is for you, so keep reading. Key Definitions Used on How to Design Over Temperature Protection Circuit

READ## What are the Common Uses of a P-Channel MOSFET

P-Channel MOSFET is not popularly known compared to the N-Channel variant. Others said it is because difficult to deal with while others are saying it is not supply abundant and there are others saying that it is only limited to few applications. In this article, I will concentrate to the last reason, about applications. So, stay with me as I

READ## How to Calculate MOSFET Power Dissipation

MOSFET power dissipation is the sum of the conduction loss and the switching losses. These power losses are very different from each other. Conduction loss is the static loss wherein the main contributor is the drain to source on-state resistance of the MOSFET as well as the drain current. While switching losses are dynamic losses that are dependent on the

READ## How to Compute MOSFET Conduction Loss

MOSFET could be used as a switch or amplifier. Regardless of the application, there is a conduction loss. Let’s explore what is the meaning of conduction loss and how to compute MOSFET conduction loss. Conduction loss is the main contributor to MOSFET power dissipation when operating in a non-switching application. Even in switching applications, conduction loss is still very significant

READ## How to Get MOSFET Correct RDSon Value

How to get MOSFET correct RDSon value is the pre-requisite to compute the MOSFET conduction loss or static power dissipation. RDSon is the drain to source on-state resistance of the MOSFET. The term “correct” is relative to the target result. Supposing the target is to compute the maximum power dissipation, then the correct RDSon value must be the worst-case value.

READ## How to Compute MOSFET Switching Losses

There are two types of losses in MOSFET. One is conduction loss and the other one is switching loss. Conduction loss is explained in detailed here. Switching loss is not as easy as computing the conduction loss. There are many parameters to consider. You need to understand these parameters to select the correct values. However, you don’t need any more

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