I have a question!.
As I understand,the 3 diodes are "more or less" the same but with really important differences:
- Zener diode: Clamps voltage at a breakout lvl.
- Schottky diode: Like Zener but it lose less voltage in forward mode and it switches way faster.
- TVS-Diode: The transient voltage supressor is to improve between other applications the EMC (Characteristics against EMV noise).
Am I right? The point of this question, is that as to test, I took a Schottky diode, where the Breakout Voltage was 40V. I connected it directly to battery. As i tested that with 24 V, a low current value was flowing (obviously). But I expected that as any resistance was connected in between, it would burn out more or less when it triggers (ideally at 40V).
The source did not have a current consumption bigger than 40 - 50 mA. After 40V, it should be like a 0 Ohm resistor, right? It worked like that until a value of 56V, where it directly exploded. How is that possible?
Thank you very much!. Greetings.