Blowing LED

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electronewb, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. electronewb

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    Apr 24, 2012
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    is it possible to blow a LED if the polarity is reversed?
     
  2. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    Sure. LEDs don't tolerate a very high reverse voltage compared to normal rectifier diodes. Look for the reverse breakdown voltage rating.
     
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