Source: InComplianceMag article
by Bogdan Adamczyk and Bill Spence.
Fundamentals of Inductive Switching and RC Snubber Impact
This is the first of the two articles devoted to the topic of an RC snubber design. In Part I we discuss the fundamentals of the inductive switching and the need for circuit protection. The impact of an RC snubber on the circuit performance is demonstrated through a series of simulations. Part II (to appear in the March 2019 issue of In Compliance) will address the systematic process of the snubber circuit design, together with the simulation and verification through the laboratory measurements. (more…)