- Feb 1, 2008
if it lasts 100 hours I vote for pushing it until it pops to see how far can they be pushed for short periods. Even if it's a freak diode it's degraded now, so we could get reasonable data...
OR, we could also make a lottery and donate it to the donators...
That wouldn't tell us anything useful. It would only show what would happen if we kicked up the current after 100 hours. Who does that on a regular basis? Who needs to know what happens?
I say that keeping the current the same throughout this kind of experiment is the best thing to do. You don't go changing variables during the experiment upon a whim. We can set the current higher on the next torture diode. This one ought to stay put.
If you want to see one pop, try it with a diode of your own. Not with one that has already been tortured for 100 hours or so.