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RE: Why use Mercury?

FREDs make a small amount of switching noise, but that which they do produce can be highly obnoxious. My preferences in SS diodes are Schottkys and UFnnnn (in that order).

Jim McShane has a "love affair" with the GI856. Sadly, that part has been discontinued. The GI856 does sound good. Both the amount and nature of switching noise seem to matter. Obviously, no noise Schottkys rate high.

Eli D.

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