Accession Number : AD0623359

Title :   FACTORS AFFECTING TRANSISTOR FAILURE IN DC TO DC CONVERTERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Reich,Bernard

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to indicate assignable causes of failure of transistors in dc to dc converters. While seemingly power transistor converter failures occur with no apparent cause after many cycles of operation, an examination of the load characteristics can reveal a potential failure pattern. The load line characteristic coupled with the safe area limits of the transistor has revealed potential failure patterns in converters described in this report. This analysis has lead to a much better understanding of transistor failures observed with the types of converters analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSISTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), VOLTAGE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CIRCUITS, OSCILLATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE