**-SL1M - when one diode can replace several types
**-If you have in your „drawer“ a universal 1000V diode in a miniature SOD123FL package, you have a solution for many circuits.
Small/ bigger, with a lower- or rather with a higher cut-off voltage, solderable
by wave or by reflow … these are for example some of the criteria when selecting
a universal rectifying diode. However if you already know, that 1A current and a
middle speed are sufficient for you, then we can say, that only one type will be
sufficient for you in majority of cases -
SL1M from company Diotec.
Standard silicon diodes show only a minimal dependency of VF from a
cut-off voltage - in opposite to Schottky diodes, where a choice according a
cut-off voltage is important in order to reach low losses (as a forward voltage
- VF is noticeably higher at types with a higher cut-off voltage).
In other words, if a Schottky diode transfers for example 1A current, there´s a
significant difference in a VF between types with a lower cut-off
voltage in comparison to types with a higher cut-off voltage. However common
silicon diodes don´t have this dependency, thus in general it dosen´t matter,
whether we´ll use a „100V“ diode or a „1000V“ diode on a given place (if we
don´t use a possible breakdown intentionally). So if can choose between a 400V
and 1000V type for a similar price, nothing prevents us to better buy a 1000V
type and to have a surety of universal usage - for example even for a direct
rectification of a mains voltage. As a result we´ll gain for example a higher
resistance to various overvoltages.
SL1M offers such versatility thanks to a very good price and also thanks to its
dimensions, because it belongs to the smallest 1A diodes in the market. The only
requirement if we want to use a maximum current of 1A is, that it´s necessary to
observe a minimal pad dimensions (copper area) of approx. 5x5mm at both sides.
This won´t be a problem for the most of applications, as to this area also
contribute surrounding solder pads of other components (if they don´t generate
heat). Naturally, in this case we mustn´t use at the PCB design a thermal
isolation of pads (so called thermals), but only a non-solderable layer (solder
Detailed description contains the
Diotec SL1 datasheet and many useful documents can be
found in our recent article „Do you need diodes? - Diotec has them“.
In case of interest in any component from company
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- universal 1A rectifying diode
- VRRM 1000V
- miniature dimensions
- competitive price