What is Avalanche Breakdown?

Avalanche Breakdown is the process of current carrier multiplication due to collision of thermally generated minority carriers with crystal ions in a lightly doped reverse biased pn junction diode. An avalanche of current carriers is produced in a very short time due to this breakdown of...
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Transformer Utilization Factor (TUF)

Transformer Utilization Factor (TUF) is defined as the ratio of DC power output of a rectifier to the effective Transformer VA rating used in the same rectifier. Effective VA Rating of transformer is the average of primary and secondary VA rating of transformer. The formula...
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