Zener Diode Working, Characteristics and Application as Voltage Regulator

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Zener diode is a special kind of diode which permits the flow of current in the forward direction as well as in reverse direction when the voltage is above a certain voltage known as breakdown or Zener voltage. In our previous articles, we explain in detail about diodes, PN junction diode, semiconductors etc. In this article, we are going to explain Zener diode and its applications in detail. It is one of the most demandable electronic component used to generate low power stabilized supply rails from a higher voltage and to provide reference voltages for the circuit. It was named Read More …

Diode: Types, operation and Symbols [Guide]

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Diode is an electronic device conduct current in one direction i.e. either in the forward direction or in the reverse direction. Today’s most commonly used diode is semiconductor diode. In our previous articles, we explain basic theory of semiconductors, P-n junction diode, and P-n junction diode characteristics etc. Here we are going to explain about Diodes and its types. Diode Basics: It is a specialized component with two electrodes i.e. anode and cathode and has high resistance to the flow of the current in one direction & low resistance in the other direction. Diodes can be used as oscillators, rectifiers, signal Read More …