Date: 26 Sep, 2016
Data Sheet Issue: 2
Soft Recovery Diode
Type M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
Absolute Maximum Ratings
VRRM
VRSM
VOLTAGE RATINGS
Repetitive peak reverse voltage, (note 1)
Nonrepetitive peak reverse voltage, (note 1)
IF(AV)M
IF(AV)M
IF(RMS)
IF(d.c.)
IFSM
IFSM2
I2t
I2t
Tj op
Tstg
OTHER RATINGS
Maximum average forward current, Tsink=55°C, (note 2)
Maximum average forward current. Tsink=100°C, (note 2)
Nominal RMS forward current, Tsink=25°C, (note 2)
D.C. forward current, Tsink=25°C, (note 3)
Peak nonrepetitive surge tp=10ms, VRM=60%VRRM, (note 3)
Peak nonrepetitive surge tp=10ms, VRM10V, (note 3)
I2t capacity for fusing tp=10ms, VRM=60%VRRM, (note 3)
I2t capacity for fusing tp=10ms, VRM10V, (note 3)
Operating temperature range
Storage temperature range
Notes:
1) Derating factor of 0.13% per °C is applicable for Tj below 25°C.
2) single phase; 50Hz, 180° halfsinewave.
3) Halfsinewave, 125°C Tj initial.
MAXIMUM
LIMITS
12001800
13001900
UNITS
V
V
MAXIMUM
LIMITS
139
58
288
219
2450
2695
30×103
36.5×103
40 to +125
40 to +150
UNITS
A
A
A
A
A
A
A2s
A2s
°C
°C
Data Sheet. Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180 Issue 2
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Characteristics
Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
PARAMETER
MIN. TYP. MAX. TEST CONDITIONS (Note 1)
VFM Maximum peak forward voltage
VT0 Threshold voltage
rT Slope resistance
IRRM Peak reverse current
Qra Recovered charge, 50% Chord
  1.60 IFM=280A
  1.24
  1.28
  20 Rated VRRM
90
IFM=1000A, tp=500µs, di/dt=100A/µs,
Vr=50V, 50% Chord.
RthJC Thermal resistance, junction to case
T Mounting torque
Wt Weight
  0.30
11  14
 85 
Notes:
1) Unless otherwise indicated Tj=125°C.
UNITS
V
V
m
mA
µC
K/W
Nm
g
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Notes on Ratings and Characteristics
1.0 Voltage Grade Table
Voltage Grade
12
18
VRRM
(V)
1200
1800
Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
VRSM
(V)
1300
1900
VR dc
(V)
810
1350
2.0 Derating Factor
A blocking voltage derating factor of 0.13% per °C is applicable to this device for Tj below 25°C.
3.0 ABCD Constants
These constants (applicable only over current range of VF characteristic in Figure 1) are the coefficients of
the expression for the forward characteristic given below:
VF A B ln(IF ) C IF D IF
where IF = instantaneous forward current.
4.0 Reverse recovery ratings
(i) Qra is based on 50% Irm chord as shown in Fig.(a) below.
(ii) Qrr is based on a 150s integration time.
150s
I.e. Qrr irr.dt
0
(iii)
K Factor t1
t2
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Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
5.0 Reverse Recovery Loss
The following procedure is recommended for use where it is necessary to include reverse recovery loss.
From waveforms of recovery current obtained from a high frequency shunt (see Note 1) and reverse
voltage present during recovery, an instantaneous reverse recovery loss waveform must be constructed.
Let the area under this waveform be E joules per pulse. A new sink temperature can then be evaluated
from:
TSINK TJ (MAX ) E k f RthJK
Where k = 0.2314 (°C/W)/s
E = Area under reverse loss waveform per pulse in joules (W.s.)
f = Rated frequency in Hz at the original sink temperature.
RthJK = d.c. thermal resistance (°C/W)
The total dissipation is now given by:
W(tot) W(original) E f
NOTE 1  Reverse Recovery Loss by Measurement
This device has a low reverse recovered charge and peak reverse recovery current. When measuring the
charge, care must be taken to ensure that:
(a) AC coupled devices such as current transformers are not affected by prior passage of high
amplitude forward current.
(b) A suitable, polarised, clipping circuit must be connected to the input of the measuring oscilloscope
to avoid overloading the internal amplifiers by the relatively high amplitude forward current signal.
(c) Measurement of reverse recovery waveform should be carried out with an appropriate critically
damped snubber, connected across diode anode to cathode. The formula used for the calculation of this
snubber is shown below:
R2 4 Vr
CS
di
dt
Where: Vr = Commutating source voltage
CS = Snubber capacitance
R = Snubber resistance
6.0 Snubber Components
When selecting snubber components, care must be taken not to use excessively large values of snubber
capacitor or excessively small values of snubber resistor. Such excessive component values may lead to
device damage due to the large resultant values of snubber discharge current. If required, please consult
the factory for assistance.
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7.0 Computer Modelling Parameters
7.1 Device Dissipation Calculations
Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
I AV VT 0
VT 0 4 ff 2 rT WAV
2 ff 2 rT
Where VT0 =1.24V, rT = 1.28m
ff = form factor (normally unity for fast diode applications)
WAV
T
Rth
T Tj(MAX ) TK
7.2 Calculation of VF using ABCD Coefficients
The forward characteristic IF Vs VF, on page 6 is represented in two ways;
(i) the well established VT0 and rT tangent used for rating purposes and
(ii) a set of constants A, B, C, and D forming the coefficients of the representative equation for VF in
terms of IF given below:
VF A B ln(IF ) C IF D IF
The constants, derived by curve fitting software, are given in this report for both hot and cold
characteristics. The resulting values for VF agree with the true device characteristic over a current range,
which is limited to that plotted.
25°C Coefficients 125°C Coefficients
A 0.237145
0.922256
B 0.2255735
0.5643498
C 0.63392×103
1.189357×103
D 4.89596×103
0.05985509
8.0 Frequency Ratings
The curves illustrated in figures 4 to 12 are for guidance only and are superseded by the maximum ratings
shown on page 1.
9.0 Square wave ratings
These ratings are given for load component rate of rise of forward current of 100 and 500 A/µs.
10.0 Duty cycle lines
The 100% duty cycle is represented on all the ratings by a straight line. Other duties can be included as
parallel to the first.
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Curves
Figure 1 – Forward characteristics of Limit device
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Figure 2 – Recovered charge, Qra (50% chord)
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Figure 3  Reverse recovery energy per pulse
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TJ = 125°C
Vr = 67%VRRM
0.1µF, 5.0Ω snubber
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Figure 4  Sine wave energy per pulse
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Figure 5  Sine wave frequency vs. pulse width, Tcase
 60°C
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Figure 6  Sine wave frequency vs. pulse width,
Tcase  90°C
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Figure 7  Square wave energy per pulse, TJ 
125°C, di/dt – 50A/µs
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Figure 8  Square wave energy per pulse, TJ 
125°C, di/dt – 100A/µs
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Figure 9  Square wave frequency vs. pulse width,
Tcase  60°C, di/dt – 50A/µs
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Figure 10  Square wave frequency vs. pulse width,
Tcase  90°C, di/dt – 50A/µs
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Figure 11  Square wave frequency vs. pulse width,
Tcase  60°C, di/dt – 100A/µs
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Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
Figure 12  Square wave frequency vs. pulse width,
Tcase  90°C, di/dt – 100A/µs
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Figure 13 – Maximum surge and I2t ratings
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Figure 14 – Transient thermal impedance
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Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
Data Sheet. Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180 Issue 2
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Outline Drawing & Ordering Information
Soft Recovery Diode Types M0139S/R#120 to M0139S/R#180
W20 – 100A303
W21 – 100A294
ORDERING INFORMATION
(Please quote 10 digit code as below)
M0139
S/R #
0
Fixed
Type Code
Polarity
S – Cathode stud
R – Anode stud
Fixed outline code
L – M12 stud fixing
M – 3/8” stud fixing
Order code: M0139RL120 – 1200V VRRM, M12 stud base, stud anode.
Voltage code
VRRM/100
1218
Fixed code
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