Clippers Diode

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by cly_1018, May 31, 2012.

  1. cly_1018

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Hi All,

    May I know how to calculate the output voltage for both of the circuit attached?

    Need to use what formula?

  2. jegues

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    I don't know what model you are employing for the diode but nonetheless.

    For (a) you should be able to preform a source transformation followed by a simple KVL to solve for the output voltage. You will have to assume that the diode is in a particular state, i.e. active or cutoff and further verify it's validity later on.
  3. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    You can readily assume that the diode is on in the second case since nothing would prevent it from being forward biased.

    In the first case it is easily verified the diode is on. If it were off, the entire 10mA would flow in the 2.2kΩ, making the voltage developed 22V in which case the diode would of necessity be turned on.

    One would assume the Si diode has a typical forward bias on value of ~0.7V.