[sdiy] Will clamping diode work when power is off?

René Schmitz synth at schmitzbits.de
Thu Jun 17 11:46:51 CEST 2021

Hi Roman,

I think he refers to what is called a negistor. The E-C path of a BJT 
can exhibit a negative dynamic resistance.




Am 17.06.2021 um 10:51 schrieb Roman Sowa:
> An oscillator?
> Can you elaborate more?
> That would be cool nifty oscillator, but I can't see it oscillating, 
> no SCR here
> Roman
> W dniu 2021-06-16 o 18:59, Mike Bryant via Synth-diy pisze:
>> It will clamp.  But it can also sometimes form a relaxation 
>> oscillator with any capacitance on the output if there is an external 
>> voltage there.
>> *From:*Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *On Behalf 
>> Of *ShedSynth via Synth-diy
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>> *Subject:* Re: [sdiy] Will clamping diode work when power is off?
>> I hope you won't mind me exhuming my old question again.
>> My friend Tim suggested using a BC557 to actively clamp the input to 
>> the supply rail:
>> https://shedsynth.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/adsr-a-schematic-gate-to-d2-2-2.png 
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