Are all zener diodes the same?

Answer Zener diodes allow electrical current to travel in only one direction unless it exceeds a specified voltage, in which case they will allow current to travel backwards through the circuit. Zener dio... Read More »

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Who manufactures Zener diodes?

A Zener diode is a special type of diode that allows current to flow in two directions. Zener diodes are manufactured by semiconductor companies such as Central Semiconductor, Diodes Inc, EIC Semic... Read More »

What is a zener diode?

Zener diodes differ from standard diodes as they conduct voltage, up to their rating, in the reverse direction. If the voltage is higher than its rating, zeners increase resistance, maintaining the... Read More »

What is a Zener diode regulator?

A Zener diode regulator is a shunt that regulates the voltage across small circuits. A diode is a two-terminal electric component that conducts electric current in only one direction. Unlike a simp... Read More »

How to Use a Zener Diode to Lower Voltage?

Your everyday Zener diode is used in almost every electronic device. It is most often used to change one voltage to a lower voltage. Often, just a Zener diode and a resistor is connected to a batte... Read More »