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A new method for compensation of losses in electronic power switches using bipolar power transistors

J. D. van Wyk, J. J. Schoeman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 1, No 4 | a1160 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v1i4.1160 | © 1982 J. D. van Wyk, J. J. Schoeman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 March 1982 | Published: 25 March 1982

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J. D. van Wyk,, South Africa
J. J. Schoeman,, South Africa

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Abstract

The contribution proposes a novel method for reduction of voltage drop across Darlington circuits when used as power switches and reports preliminary experimental results. The compensation leads to at least an effective doubling of the energy efficiency of the switch while no detrimental effects on current fall time have been found. The scheme is easily realisable in modern electronic technology.

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