## Monday, August 21, 2023

Diodes Explained, in this tutorial we look at how diodes work, where diodes are used, why diodes are used, the different types. We look at diodes in half and full bridge rectifiers to convert AC to DC.

A diode is defined as a two-terminal electronic component that only conducts current in one direction (so long as it is operated within a specified voltage level). An ideal diode will have zero resistance in one direction, and infinite resistance in the reverse direction.

Although in the real world, diodes cannot achieve zero or infinite resistance. Instead, a diode will have negligible resistance in one direction (to allow current flow), and very high resistance in the reverse direction (to prevent current flow). A diode is as effective as a valve for an electrical circuit.

Semiconductor diodes are the most common type of diode. These diodes begin conducting electricity only if a certain threshold voltage is present in the forward direction (i.e. the “low resistance” direction). The diode is said to be "forward biased" when conducting current in this direction. When connected within a circuit in the reverse direction (i.e. the "high resistance" direction), the diode is said to be "reverse biased".

The diode is said to be "forward biased" when conducting current in this direction. When connected within a circuit in the reverse direction (i.e. the "high resistance" direction), the diode is said to be "reverse biased".

Diodes Explained, in this tutorial we look at how diodes work, where diodes are used, why diodes are used, the different types. We look at diodes in half and full bridge rectifiers to convert AC to DC.

A diode is defined as a two-terminal electronic component that only conducts current in one direction (so long as it is operated within a specified voltage level). An ideal diode will have zero resistance in one direction, and infinite resistance in the reverse direction.

Although in the real world, diodes cannot achieve zero or infinite resistance. Instead, a diode will have negligible resistance in one direction (to allow current flow), and very high resistance in the reverse direction (to prevent current flow). A diode is as effective as a valve for an electrical circuit.

Semiconductor diodes are the most common type of diode. These diodes begin conducting electricity only if a certain threshold voltage is present in the forward direction (i.e. the “low resistance” direction). The diode is said to be "forward biased" when conducting current in this direction. When connected within a circuit in the reverse direction (i.e. the "high resistance" direction), the diode is said to be "reverse biased".

The diode is said to be "forward biased" when conducting current in this direction. When connected within a circuit in the reverse direction (i.e. the "high resistance" direction), the diode is said to be "reverse biased".