For example, the Varo VC50X silicon diode can tolerate over 5000 volts DC back biased but it requires over 15 volts forward voltage before it begins to turn on. ... Voltage regulator Probably the most common use for zener diodes is for regulating power supply voltage. ... cathode bar has been converted to a sort of aquot; Z.aquot; Suppose a regulated power supply is needed that will provide 12 volts DC at 100 mA.
|Title||:||Electronic Circuit Devices|
|Publisher||:||Aviation Maintenance Pub - 1983-01-01|