Questions tagged [diodes]

Diodes are semiconductor components made from a P-type and N-type silicon material, that allows current to only flow in one direction.

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recovery time diodes

During the recovery time the voltage VF in a diode is positive but the current IF is in the opposite direction. I think it’s very confusing, since all the current are flowing from high potential to ...
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Alternate battery switching module

I am looking for an circuit that can do as follows. I have DC24v (200A) x2 battery packs and 24v DC electrical equipments..(which uses about 80A atleast) So lets say i want a circuit board that can ...
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Torchlight LEDs in series, is this possible?

I recently got hold of 2 broken LED torchlights and I had the idea of putting the LED heads together (after I cut them off) in series to make 2 lights for a camping powerbox that I want to make (LEDs ...
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I can't understand the function of this diode

On a past project, I've used the LM2576 buck converter with success. However, I've never understood how the catch diode works (D1 on the diagram). The datasheet explains the importance of the diode, ...
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Odd Problem and Question [migrated]

I have had a problem that had stumped me consistently. I have a 2005 sebring that has been intermittently going into limp mode. I checked the code and it told me the tranny control module power relay ...
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Switching Devices

I am currently working on a project looking at research materials on low voltage but high current switching devices. Is there any technologies/research out there that are rated for high Amp low ...
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IR diode radiation spot area

How much is an IR diode radiation spot area? I put some IR diodes (receiver and transmitter) in front of each other and I want each transmitter IR diode only radiates on its reciever and does'nt ...
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Two 24VDC Sources And Diodes

Please give me some advices for below schematic. Why is the need of bridge rectifier if both sources are at the same voltage?
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What is the maximum frequency to use diodes for distortion?

What is the maximum frequency to use rectifier, Schottky or Zener diodes for cut off sin wave to square wave?
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How to know the maximum input voltage a diode can handle

I would like to know the maximum input voltage a diode can handle, I am choosing diodes for circuit and i have noticed that datasheets of diodes such as the PMEG6020. Does not really say the maximum ...
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Would it be a problem if I used a larger diode

I have a malfunctioning electronic card and it seen that a diode was cracked on PCB. I do not have the same diode in my hand, I am trying to find an equivalent (cross referance). I have a diode which ...
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Diode and MOSFET SMT replacement

I am working on an Arduino project where am controlling a motor through one of the Arduino I/O pins. The motor has nothing special just a regular 3-5V motor. In my circuit am using a diode and a N-...
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Feedback diode question

In the following circuit the explanation of D1 says: “D1 connected across the input to output terminals is for protection and prevents the regulator from being reverse biased when the input supply ...
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Alternative for THT component with SMT

Am working on an arduino project where am controlling a motor through a I/O pin turning it ON and OFF, circuit below: Now am trying to make a PCB out of this circuit, to do so i wanted to switch ...
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Schottky diode EAS test circuit

I'd like to test the non-repetitive avalanche energy (EAS) of a particular Schottky diode (VS-12CWQ10FN-M3), but I've never done this test before and can't find a typical test circuit. This comes from ...
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Voltage across Zener diode is higher than the Zener voltage

I have this circuit: Assuming that the knee current is 0.2 mA and that the Zener voltage at current 5 mA is 7V. I would like to find the voltage across the load. I am however confused with the ...
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8000 Amps across a 1 A diode for 0.2 uS

Assuming that the diode is rated for 20 kV and the pulse is only 250 V, will a 250 V 8 kA pulse that lasts 0.2 uS break a 20 kV 1 A diode? This also assumes that the diode recieves 10 of these pulses ...
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Why do we assume that V is zero?

In the photo below, under the diode (D2), we're given V and to help solve for current, V is equal to zero in the solution. How can we assume V=0 if it's not given in the question?
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Design a variable control motor [closed]

The following material are give 1 5vac 2. 20vdc electric motor 3. Variable resistor 4. Connecting lead 5. Led 6 IN4001 freewheeling diode 7. 1000pf capacitor 8. Transistors . with dis component ...
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Why do some analog circuits use a FET with shorted drain and source?

Why do some analog circuits use a FET with shorted drain and source? Depending of the type of FET, it may either act as a capacitor or a diode? It each case, why not just use a cap or a diode? Below ...
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Trying to understand how they got equation for Vzo

this might seem like an easy question but I'm still new to circuits and I'm trying to understand how they got the equation for voltage. They have the solution as 6.8=Vzo+5m(20), but when I looked at ...
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Can you identify this DIODE or its logo?

Can you identify this diode or its logo? I'm hoping to at least learn who manufactured it to narrow my search.
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How to calculate the power rating of zener diode for flyback protection?

I'm trying to calculate the power rating for the zener diode I'm using on my circuit for flyback protection. For example, if a flyback event occurs, the cathode of the zener diode is having a 30V ...
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How can I find a replacement LED to repair RJ45 tester? (re: SMD size, measured with multi-meter)

I'm trying to fix an RJ45 (CAT5/6 lan cable) tester and I need to replace some LEDs and diodes (SMD and not through-hole). The tester has 8 LEDs (one for each wire) and only a few are blown so I ...
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DC current through diodes in AB amplifier

I can't figure out how the DC current through the diodes is calculated in eq. 8.22 on this PDF from University of North Carolina. $$ I_D = \frac{V_{CC}/2-V_{BE}}{R_f+R_2} $$ \$I_D\$ should be equal ...
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Intuitive way to think of transistor saturation current?

I am having a hard time understanding what saturation current (denoted Is in my textbook) actually means for a transistor. For a diode, it makes perfect sense, it's the approximate maximum reverse ...
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How do we find where the average voltage resistor load formula came from?

Applying the half wave rectifier. We have in series a source called \$V_{in} \$, a diode and the resistor load. To find the average resistor load we use this formula : \$(V_{max} - 0.7) / \pi \$ I ...
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What are the assumptions or conditions to consider when there is a diode parallel in a circuit ( both forward biased)?

Both diodes are in forward state.Si=0.7 and GaAs = 1.2.
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how to let dc only go one way

I'm planning to make a circuit that lets me switch my keyboard and mouse between 2 computers. this shows me how to do it. https://hackaday.com/2016/11/12/diy-kvm-switch-lets-you-use-one-keyboard-and-...
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Problem in understanding transistor

I am high school student we are doing transistor in our class but I could'n understand the topic, I have read several answer on site both physics as well as electrical engineering stack exchange ...
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What is this Diode for?

This part of a schematic from the I/O board in the link below shows a 1N4148 diode in parallel with an optocoupler's input circuitry. What is this diode for? https://startingelectronics.org/projects/...
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Basic diode question about voltage-drop

We have been begun studying diodes in electronics 1 and I have really basic question that may be really dumb but I cannot find an answer online. If a diode is in series with a resistor and a voltage ...
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nmos reverse current protection

Let's assume I have a voltage sources V-A (like Arduino) and V-C (like Computer) and there is a load R-B (like some bidirectional thing) in between. I want to power up the R-B from either voltage ...
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Estimating current when voltage drops > voltage input

Let's say I have a circuit with a 5V battery and a 2V LED and a 100 ohm resistor. Ignoring certain properties of an LED, I can estimate the current by doing: ...
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Solving for current with voltage drops

Given the following circuit: Why is the current through the circuit 34.7mA instead of 35 mA? My thinking was that: The LED draws two volts, so it effectively makes the battery 7V instead of 9V. ...
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How to calculate Resistor needed in PNP Transistor Circuit

I am trying to calculate the resistor value I need to achieve 35mA in my circuit. Vcc is 5V. Can someone explain the values I need to find in the datasheet as well as formula to use to find the ...
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Is PMEG4005CT applicable here?

I am attempting to diode-or two power supplies (5V and 12-16V) and PMEG4005CT looks correct. Can I connect 12V to A1 and 5V to A2, have them isolated from the other's voltages and power the system ...
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Finding value of resistor between two diodes [closed]

I'm using an Arduino and I have the following circuit: I couldn't find the symbol for analog signal, so the voltmeter represents a connection to the Arduino's analog input pin. How can I work out ...
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Small glass component with three colored stripes:yellow,green,and orange.The center of the component is a small cylinder

Small glass component with a tiny cylindrical structure inside the glass packaging.The colored stripes cover it up.
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MOSFET Fails After Few Uses

I am attempting to use a N-Channel Logic Level MOSFET as a switch for a phone charger that runs on a 42V battery. I have a resistor circuit with an LDR that currently outputs 3.3v when LIT with a ...
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2 switch forward converter oscillation simulation

Here is the simulation of a 2 switches forward converter : The blue waveform is the voltage across the inductance. It seems that there is an RLC circuit. R is really low, which is why the ...
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Full wave bridge circuit voltage calculator

A transformer with a 12.6 Vrms secondary supplies the AC voltage for a full-wave bridge circuit. The output goes to a 1000 microfarad capacitor in parallel with a 4.7 kilo ohm resistive load. Compute ...
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How can I connect a 24v-powered inductive proximity sensor to a 3D printer control board?

I am attempting to connect an inductive proximity sensor to my 3D printer. The sensor I'm using is a Zhongde PL-08N2 sensor, which is an NPN output NC (Normally Closed) sensor. As I understand it, ...
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Flyback Diode for 24V DC Solenoid

I am trying to select a diode to prevent my circuit from being damaged by the collapsing magnetic field from the solenoid in my circuit. Solenoid power will be switched off through the actuation of ...
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What is the use of the diode connected anti parallel to the gate resistance in the general MOSFET/IGBT gate driver circuit?

From my limited knowledge, the only advantage of providing a parallel path through diode with a lower resistance across the main gate resistance is the high speed turn off of the power electronic ...
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Why does current change when adding in an LED?

In the following diagram: The current is 1 mA from: V = IR R = 1 / 1000 = 1 mA However, when I add in an LED with forward voltage 1V: Why does adding in the ...
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Dual Coil Latching Relay with LEDs - Opposite LED Triggers on Trailing Edge

This is my first time using dual-coil latching relays (Kemet EC2-5TNU), and I'm running into some strangeness when breadboarding out the below circuit: The coils switch without issue when sending a ...
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Trouble understanding limiter circuit with diodes

I have a problem. I have this circuit: I'm told that this is a limiter circuit. The question goes exactly like this: "Assuming the diodes are silicon diodes (0.6V voltage drop needed in forward ...
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Diode marking code KE OB, what could that diode be?

I need the datasheet of this diode. The code written is KE OB or could be KE 0B.
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What are the various 'properties' of a diode?

I have come across various properties of a diode, phrased differently in different places (product sheet, everycircuit, etc.). For example: The wavelength is the simplest and that is the color of ...

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