# How can you identify a zener diode?

How can you identify a zener diode?

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It  conducts  only  in  one  direction.

It  conducts  current  in  either  direction.

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Draw symbols of zener diode and LED.
Last Answer : Symbol of zener diode : Symbol of LED

While studying the V-I characteristics of a zener diode, there are two different values of resistors connected in series with it. In case of the forward characteristics, a ~70 ohm resistor is connected ... ~510 ohm resistor. What is the reason behind it ? Is the difference really necessary ?

State any two applications of zener diode.
Last Answer : Applications of Zener Diode: i) As a voltage regulator. ii) As a fixed reference voltage provider in transistor biasing circuits. iii) As peak clippers or limiters in wave shaping circuits.

List specification of zener diode
Last Answer : 1. Zener Voltage 2. Maximum Zener current 3. Power dissipation 4. Operating temperature 5. Dynamic Resistance

A zener voltage regulator has load requirements of 12 V and 2 A. The zener diode minimum current requirement is 0.2 A. The minimum voltage at input is 24 V. What is the required value of series resistance with source? A) 5.45 Ω B) 6 Ω C) 7.2 Ω D) 6.38 Ω
Last Answer : A zener voltage regulator has load requirements of 12 V and 2 A. The zener diode minimum current requirement is 0.2 A. The minimum voltage at input is 24 V. What is the required value of series resistance with source? A) 5.45 Ω B) 6 Ω C) 7.2 Ω D) 6.38 Ω

Can we use a zener diode as a rectifier?
Last Answer : Yes we can use zener diode as rectifier but it have limitations better to use normal diode. Zener diode have some different applications.

Last Answer : PN junction of zener diode is heavily doped than ordinary diode. For the occurrence of Zener effect the zener diode is heavily doped. If the zener diode is not heavily doped then Zener effect ... breakdown voltage is sharp. If the diode is lightly doped the diode will have higher breakdown voltage.

Last Answer : Yes dynamic impedance of zener diode vary.

Last Answer : Yes, Zener diode is a voltage regulator. Zener diode maintain constant reverse Biased Voltage. If the current is varying then also zener diode maintain constant voltage.

Last Answer : Yes it can be, and it will act like a normal PN junction diode. The characteristic of ZENER diode is exactly same as PN junction diode in forward Bias.

Explain zener breakdown and avalanche breakdown.
Last Answer : The Zener Breakdown and Avalanche Breakdown are two different mechanisms by which a PN junction breaks. The Zener and Avalanche breakdown both occur in diode under reverse bias. The avalanche breakdown ... in the PN junction and causes breakdown. The process is known as the Avalanche breakdown.

Do Zener diodes have polarity?
Last Answer : Yes, Zener diode have polarity Anode(+) and Cathode (-). And Zener Diode are connected into circuit with their cathode as positive terminal because they operate in reverse bias mode.

Suggest the diode material suitable to rectify 0.5V AC signal.
Last Answer : The diode material suitable to rectify 0.5V AC signal is silicon

Which diode exhibits negative resistance characteristic? (A) LED (B) Zener (C) Tunnel diode (D) PN diode
Last Answer : Which diode exhibits negative resistance characteristic? (A) LED (B) Zener (C) Tunnel diode (D) PN diode

Which side of the diode is positive?

How do we test a diode?

How much time a diode takes to switch ON in forward bias condition.

Last Answer : In Reverse bias of diode when the cathode is connected to positive and anode is connected to negative very small current flows this very small current is known as leakage current of diode.

Last Answer : Diode conducts when the anode voltage is greater than the cathode voltage.

Last Answer : Diode have two terminals.

My cat has odd little scabs in various places on his back. What are they and what should i do?
Last Answer : He might have just gotten in a cat fight a while ago, the scabs could be from the other cat’s claws.

Strange playground equipment identification needed.
Last Answer : Monkey bars, I think. GA for topics.

Diode

Diode VI characteristics
Last Answer : Diode VI characteristics

Write the function of freewheeling diode.
Last Answer : Function of Freewheeling Diode (FWD): a) Freewheeling diode is used across inductive loads such as coils, dc motor armature etc. to prevent voltage spikes across these loads when the switching ... current is shifted from switching device, it is turned off easily and regain its blocking ability.

applications of Schottky diode.
Last Answer : 1) To rectify very high frequency signals. 2) As a switching device in digital computers. 3) In clipping & and clamping circuits. 4) In low power schottky TTL circuits. 5) In mixing and detecting circuits used in communication systems. 6) In low voltage power supply circuits.

applications of P-N junction diode
Last Answer : 1.It is used as rectifier in DC power supply 2.It is used as free wheel diode across relay or inductive load 3.It is used as switch in logic circuits used in computers 4.It is used as detector in demodulation circuits of communication receiver

Avalanche diode
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Define ripple factor and PIV of diode.
Last Answer : 1. Ripple factor: It is define as ratio of R.M.S. value of AC component to the DC component in the output.  2. PIV : It is maximum reverse voltage that diode can withstand without destroying junction.

Explain the operating principle of LASER and list applications of LASER diode.
Last Answer : A basic construction of Laser diode is as shown . A PN junction is formed by two layers of doped gallium arsenide. There is highly reflective surface at one end of PN junction and ... 6. laser scanning and light beam illumination. 7. Military applications 8. Medical surgery 9.Diamond cutting

A diode in which the change in reverse bias voltage varies the capacitance is called as A) Varactor diode B) Switching diode C) Tunnel diode D) Zener-diode
Last Answer : A diode in which the change in reverse bias voltage varies the capacitance is called as Varactor diode

What is a diode clamper circuit?
Last Answer : Tha faction of diode

What is the use of diode in the circuit?
Last Answer : Diode is a device which allows the flow of current in one direction and blocks the current in opposite direction.

Write short notes on diode.
Last Answer : Diode is made from semiconductor material like silicon or germanium. Diode may use as rectifier which convert AC to DC. It is a electronic component. It is two terminal device, one is anode and second is ... in one direction. Diode is made from P-type and N-type material. Diode have a PN junction.

Explain the formation of parasitic BJT and parasitic diode in Power MOSFET. Can parasitic diode be used in same power electronics applications?
Last Answer : Parasitic Diode: The parasitic diode is in between drain and source. The MOSFET structure itself contains parasitic diode or body drain diode. This parasitic diode allows the reverse flow of current when the ... of MOSFET as a BJT collector. Parasitic BJT operates in the cut-off region.

Justify the statement. Antiparallel diode is connected across MOSFET.
Last Answer : In MOSFET current is flow from drain to source but when the load is inductive the current may flow in opposite direction. To avoid the opposite flow of current and to protect MOSFET the antiparallel diode is connected across MOSFET.

what is the minimum voltage required to turn on a diode ?
Last Answer : 0.7 v sil and 0.3 v for gr

what is diode ?
Last Answer : Semiconductor device. That allows flow of current in one direction

What would cause a diode to fail?
Last Answer : Supply voltage beyond its limit

What is the use of Schottky diode?
Last Answer : Schottky diode are use in SMPS, Sample and hold circuits and voltage clamping etc.

What is the use of laser diode?
Last Answer : laser diodes are use in telecommunication, rangefinders, barcode readers etc.

What does a Shockley diode do?
Last Answer : It is diode have low forward voltage drop and very high switching action

What is the use of fast recovery diode?
Last Answer : Fast recovery diode are used in high frequency rectification. Fast recovery diode also used for freewheeling. Fast recovery diode also used for DC to DC converter.

What is the use of Tunnel diode ?
Last Answer : Tunnel diode is use in frequency converters and detectors, ultra high speed switching, amplifiers, etc.

Last Answer : It is semiconductor diode with a low forward voltage drop and very high switching action

Last Answer : A Zener diode is operated in the Breakdown Region

Last Answer : A Zener diode is operated in the Reverse bias around the knee of breakdown region mode as a voltage stabilizer.

Last Answer : Applications of zener diode are : Zener diode can be use for voltage regulator. Zener diode can be use for clippers or limiters. Zener diode can be use for overvoltage protection. Zener ... reference. Zener diode can be use as transistor regulator. These are some applications of zener diode.