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Why Flyback Diode is Important when Switching Inductive Loads [Theory]
posted October 8 2014 17:18.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Get any circuit with a transistor switching an inductive load. Chances are that you will see a reverse-biased diode across the load. This is called a flyback or catch diode (or any other way). The purpose of this diode is to give current a way to run back to the source when the inductive charge is about to discharge. Watch the following video with a detailed and fine explanation:



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