Glossary Definition for Reverse Recovery Time

Glossary Term: Reverse Recovery Time 

Definition

When switching from the conducting to the blocking state, a diode or rectifier has stored charge that must first be discharged before the diode blocks reverse current. This discharge takes a finite amount of time known as the Reverse Recovery Time, or trr. During this time, diode current may flow in the reverse direction.
Synonyms
  • trr

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