In many Zener diode datasheets, I have seen that in the Absolute Maximum Ratings section, they don't include the Maximum Voltage that can be applied to the Zener diode. If the applied voltage crosses the Zener breakdown voltage, then the voltage will start to conduct and will enter in the reverse breakdown region.
The datasheet only include maximum power dissipation, thermal, temperature and maximum forward voltage information.
I want to understand why the maximum voltage rating is not provided in the Zener diode datasheet.
- How to find the maximum voltage that can be applied across a Zener? Should I reverse calculate the maximum zener voltage from the maximum power dissipation rating provided in the datasheet? If so, could you provide an example?
- For a transistor/MOSFET, the maximum voltage that can be applied across it, would be the maximum collector-emitter or drain-source voltage, right?
Please help to provide clarity