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The waveforms of the current flowing through a diode are shown in the figure below. Determine the RMS current ratings of the diode.

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This solution provides in approximately 140 words how to calculate square sum of current, mean square of current, and RMS in a diode.

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In this problem, you have not mentioned how the current varies between t1 and t2. I'm assuming it to be sinusoidal variation.

square sum of current (SSC)= integration (t=0 to T) [i^2*dt]
here, T = 5 ms = 5000 micro sec

SSC = 150^2*(t1-0) + integration(t1 to ...

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