I am using a BAT54A barrier diode, am using this diode because i need this component on another part of the circuit and i dont feel like using another dedicated component.
So the BAT54A is a dual Schottky and i need to use 1 as a barrier diode.
I feel that it would be kind of a waste not to use the other diode, and tried to come up with a good reason to do so. Two i can come up with is an increased max forward current and a lower voltage drop. increased max forward current is not much of a gain because 1 diode is enough for my application, 2 would not be much of a gain.
A lower voltage drop though is a much more compeling. I think paralleling diodes would decrease the forward voltage on the basis of when two diode paralleled in a configuration like above they will share current and a lower current accross the diode would result in lower voltage drop. Am i correct? Are there any demerits in what im about to do ? i guess thermal runaway would be a problem, but i wont even pass a current aobve the max rating of 1 diode