# does zener diode regulate voltage?

Yes, Zener diode is a voltage regulator. Zener diode maintain constant reverse Biased Voltage. If the current is varying then also zener diode maintain constant voltage.

## Related questions

Description : A zener voltage regulator has load requirements of 12 V and 2 A. The zener diode minimum current requirement is 0.2 A. The minimum voltage at input is 24 V. What is the required value of series resistance with source? A) 5.45 Ω B) 6 Ω C) 7.2 Ω D) 6.38 Ω

Answer : A zener voltage regulator has load requirements of 12 V and 2 A. The zener diode minimum current requirement is 0.2 A. The minimum voltage at input is 24 V. What is the required value of series resistance with source? A) 5.45 Ω B) 6 Ω C) 7.2 Ω D) 6.38 Ω

Answer : Yes dynamic impedance of zener diode vary.

Description : Can we use a zener diode as a rectifier?

Answer : Yes we can use zener diode as rectifier but it have limitations better to use normal diode. Zener diode have some different applications.

Answer : PN junction of zener diode is heavily doped than ordinary diode. For the occurrence of Zener effect the zener diode is heavily doped. If the zener diode is not heavily doped then Zener effect ... breakdown voltage is sharp. If the diode is lightly doped the diode will have higher breakdown voltage.

Answer : Yes it can be, and it will act like a normal PN junction diode. The characteristic of ZENER diode is exactly same as PN junction diode in forward Bias.

Description : Draw symbols of zener diode and LED.

Answer : Symbol of zener diode : Symbol of LED

Description : While studying the V-I characteristics of a zener diode, there are two different values of resistors connected in series with it. In case of the forward characteristics, a ~70 ohm resistor is connected ... ~510 ohm resistor. What is the reason behind it ? Is the difference really necessary ?

Description : State any two applications of zener diode.

Answer : Applications of Zener Diode: i) As a voltage regulator. ii) As a fixed reference voltage provider in transistor biasing circuits. iii) As peak clippers or limiters in wave shaping circuits.

Description : List specification of zener diode

Answer : 1. Zener Voltage 2. Maximum Zener current 3. Power dissipation 4. Operating temperature 5. Dynamic Resistance

Description : How can you identify a zener diode?

Answer : It  conducts  current  in  either  direction.

Description : A diode in which the change in reverse bias voltage varies the capacitance is called as A) Varactor diode B) Switching diode C) Tunnel diode D) Zener-diode

Answer : A diode in which the change in reverse bias voltage varies the capacitance is called as Varactor diode

Description : what is the minimum voltage required to turn on a diode ?

Answer : 0.7 v sil and 0.3 v for gr

Description : Do Zener diodes have polarity?

Answer : Yes, Zener diode have polarity Anode(+) and Cathode (-). And Zener Diode are connected into circuit with their cathode as positive terminal because they operate in reverse bias mode.

Description : What does a Shockley diode do?

Answer : It is diode have low forward voltage drop and very high switching action

Answer : It is semiconductor diode with a low forward voltage drop and very high switching action

Description : Explain zener breakdown and avalanche breakdown.

Answer : The Zener Breakdown and Avalanche Breakdown are two different mechanisms by which a PN junction breaks. The Zener and Avalanche breakdown both occur in diode under reverse bias. The avalanche breakdown ... in the PN junction and causes breakdown. The process is known as the Avalanche breakdown.

Description : Write the function of freewheeling diode.

Answer : Function of Freewheeling Diode (FWD): a) Freewheeling diode is used across inductive loads such as coils, dc motor armature etc. to prevent voltage spikes across these loads when the switching ... current is shifted from switching device, it is turned off easily and regain its blocking ability.

Description : Explain the formation of parasitic BJT and parasitic diode in Power MOSFET. Can parasitic diode be used in same power electronics applications?

Answer : Parasitic Diode: The parasitic diode is in between drain and source. The MOSFET structure itself contains parasitic diode or body drain diode. This parasitic diode allows the reverse flow of current when the ... of MOSFET as a BJT collector. Parasitic BJT operates in the cut-off region.

Description : Justify the statement. Antiparallel diode is connected across MOSFET.

Answer : In MOSFET current is flow from drain to source but when the load is inductive the current may flow in opposite direction. To avoid the opposite flow of current and to protect MOSFET the antiparallel diode is connected across MOSFET.

Description : What would cause a diode to fail?

Answer : Supply voltage beyond its limit

Description : What is the use of Schottky diode?

Answer : Schottky diode are use in SMPS, Sample and hold circuits and voltage clamping etc.

Description : What is the use of laser diode?

Answer : laser diodes are use in telecommunication, rangefinders, barcode readers etc.

Description : What is the use of fast recovery diode?

Answer : Fast recovery diode are used in high frequency rectification. Fast recovery diode also used for freewheeling. Fast recovery diode also used for DC to DC converter.

Description : What is the use of Tunnel diode ?

Answer : Tunnel diode is use in frequency converters and detectors, ultra high speed switching, amplifiers, etc.

Description : Suggest the diode material suitable to rectify 0.5V AC signal.

Answer : The diode material suitable to rectify 0.5V AC signal is silicon

Description : Diode

Description : Diode VI characteristics

Answer : Diode VI characteristics

Description : applications of Schottky diode.

Answer : 1) To rectify very high frequency signals. 2) As a switching device in digital computers. 3) In clipping & and clamping circuits. 4) In low power schottky TTL circuits. 5) In mixing and detecting circuits used in communication systems. 6) In low voltage power supply circuits.

Description :  applications of P-N junction diode

Answer : 1.It is used as rectifier in DC power supply 2.It is used as free wheel diode across relay or inductive load 3.It is used as switch in logic circuits used in computers 4.It is used as detector in demodulation circuits of communication receiver

Description : Avalanche diode

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Description : Define ripple factor and PIV of diode.

Answer : 1. Ripple factor: It is define as ratio of R.M.S. value of AC component to the DC component in the output.  2. PIV : It is maximum reverse voltage that diode can withstand without destroying junction.

Description : Explain the operating principle of LASER and list applications of LASER diode.

Answer : A basic construction of Laser diode is as shown . A PN junction is formed by two layers of doped gallium arsenide. There is highly reflective surface at one end of PN junction and ... 6. laser scanning and light beam illumination. 7. Military applications 8. Medical surgery 9.Diamond cutting

Description : Which diode exhibits negative resistance characteristic? (A) LED (B) Zener (C) Tunnel diode (D) PN diode

Answer : Which diode exhibits negative resistance characteristic? (A) LED (B) Zener (C) Tunnel diode (D) PN diode

Description : What is a diode clamper circuit?

Answer : Tha faction of diode

Description : What is the use of diode in the circuit?

Answer : Diode is a device which allows the flow of current in one direction and blocks the current in opposite direction.

Description : Which side of the diode is positive?

Description : How do we test a diode?

Description : Write short notes on diode.

Answer : Diode is made from semiconductor material like silicon or germanium. Diode may use as rectifier which convert AC to DC. It is a electronic component. It is two terminal device, one is anode and second is ... in one direction. Diode is made from P-type and N-type material. Diode have a PN junction.

Description : How much time a diode takes to switch ON in forward bias condition.

Answer : t=0 sec.

Description : what is diode ?

Answer : Semiconductor device. That allows flow of current in one direction

Answer : In Reverse bias of diode when the cathode is connected to positive and anode is connected to negative very small current flows this very small current is known as leakage current of diode.

Answer : Diode conducts when the anode voltage is greater than the cathode voltage.

Answer : Diode have two terminals.

Description : Which device use to convert DC to AC?

Description : The SCR would be turned OFF by voltage reversal of applied anode-cathode ac supply frequency of A) 10 kHz B) 10 Hz C) 5 kHz D) 5 Hz

Description : The voltage gains of the amplifier with and without feedback are 20 and 100 respectively. The percentage of negative feedback would be

Answer : The voltage gains of the amplifier with and without feedback are 20 and 100 respectively. The percentage of negative feedback would be 4%

Description : An amplifier has a voltage gain of 120. To reduce distortion, 10% negative feedback is employed. The gain of the amplifier with feedback is  (1) 141 (2) 92.3 (3) 9.23 (4) 1.41

Answer : An amplifier has a voltage gain of 120. To reduce distortion, 10% negative feedback is employed. The gain of the amplifier with feedback is 9.23

Description : The voltage gain of a common -source JFET amplifier depends up on its  (1) Input impedance (2) Amplification factor (3) Dynamic drain resistance (4) Drain load resistance