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The MUR460 is a switch-mode rectifier used in inverters, switching power supplies, and as a freewheeling diode.
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Introduction to MUR460
The MUR460 is a diode used as a rectifier in high frequency and freewheeling applications, in switching mode converters, and as an inverter in telecommunication.
When this p-n junction diode is used as a rectifier it coverts AC signals to DC signals. The rectifier diode provides an alternating voltage that changes with respect to time.
The p-n junction diode blocks current in reverse biased condition and allows the current to flow in forward biased condition only. Simply put, the p-n junction diode allows current to flow in one direction only and it blocks the current flowing in the opposite direction.
MUR460 comes with a working peak reverse voltage and a maximum repetitive peak reverse voltage of 600V. The maximum average forward rectified current is 4A. And the operating junction temperature range is -65 to 175 C.
Before you employ this component into your project, just go through the datasheet of the device that details the main characteristics of the component. Click the link below and download the datasheet of the component MUR460.
The following figure shows the pinout diagram of MUR460.
This diode rectifier comes with two terminals called anode and cathode.
The anode side is positive through which current enters the diode and the cathode side is negative through which current leaves the diode and current moves from the anode terminal to the cathode terminal.
The working of this component is simple and straightforward. When the voltage is applied to the rectifier diode in such a way the negative terminal of the battery is attached with the n-type semiconductor and the positive terminal of the battery is connected to the p-type semiconductor material, in this condition the diode is forward biased.
In this forward biased condition, the free electrons available in the n-type region of the semiconductor experience a repulsive force, and a large number of holes present in the p-type semiconductor also experience a repulsive force.
In this case, the electrons due to this repulsive force start moving from the n-type region to the p-type region and the holes in the p-type region start moving to the n-type region.
And the conduction is carried out due to these charge carriers i.e. holes in the p-region and the electrons in the n-region.
As this conduction is the result of the movement of free majority charge carriers in the diode, the reason the current in the forward biased condition is also called the majority current.
The following are the features of this device MUR460.
Operating Junction Temperature = 175°C
Reverse Voltage = 600 V
Available in Tape and Reel
Carries low leakage current and low forward voltage
Ultrafast recovery times i.e. 25 ns, 50 ns, and 75 ns
High-temperature glass passivated junction
Used in high-frequency rectification
Used in freewheeling applications
Employed in switching mode converters
Incorporated as an inverter in telecommunication
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