EEVblog #908 – Zener Diodes

Fundamentals Friday.
A tutorial on Zener Diodes.
Avalanche breakdown, zener breakdown, zener effect, knee voltage, power dissipation, differences from regular diodes, calculating dropper resistor value, voltage regulation, clipping, clamping, transient surge overvoltage protection, characteristic curve, forward and reverse characteristics.
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