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Thread: Reading Outputs as Inputs
face picon face BY : Alan B. Pearce email (remove spam text)

>> Out of spec is out of spec. Next we'll be discussing the
>> best way to drive a 10amp load with a 3amp transistor,
>> using time constants and such as our argument??? ;o)

>This is often legitimately done. Some transistors are specced at other than
>100% duty cycle just for this reason.

Certainly power diodes and LED's are. I cannot recall seeing transistors spec'd
this way, but then have not really wanted to try this sort of trick with them.

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