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Old 08-26-2007, 01:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Mercuriell View Post
So can you wire 2-3 diodes in parallel to increase current capacity without changing the .7V dropdown ?
Not usually a good idea since diodes often don't share current well due to very small variations in forward voltage drop. This can be overcome with snubber resistors but just makes things more complicated. Do a search on www.digikey.com for a big selection of diodes of whatever current rating needed (I used 3A).
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