On 26/03/2018 17:07, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote:
Except it's not a zener, or at least not anything like those [ones Camiel and Bob suggested]. I took one out of another (working) supply, and I can tell it has a forward voltage of 0.2V, so it's presumably a Schottky diode of some sort. I can also tell it's not a low-voltage zener; the reverse breakdown voltage is more than 35V (the highest my bench supply goes up to).
So I dug out my Avo 8, set to the 50µA range, hooked a matching diode from another Indy PSU up to a 300VDC supply via a couple of 1Mohm resistors and a 2Mohm pot as a voltage divider. I found that as I wound the pot up from zero volts, the reverse leakage current rose abruptly from 2-3µA to a few tens of µA at about 59V across the diode, and the voltage across it dropped a little as I wound the pot up further.
So I think it's a Schottky rectifier diode, with a PIV rating probably between 50V and 60V. Of course I have no idea what the current rating might be, and I can't think of a simple safe way to work that out.
Any comments? -- Pete Pete Turnbull