Diode Clipper

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by zaidqais, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. zaidqais

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    Feb 14, 2009
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    Hi Guys
    I am studying electronics using the book ( electronic devices by floyd )
    and i reached Diode Clipper but i didn't understand it very well

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    in the figure above i don't under stand why there is the 0.7 + volt in the positive part of Voltage out put (V out )

    can you please explain it a little bit for me :)

    Thank you
     
  2. zaidqais

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    Feb 14, 2009
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    Problem solved ... I understood it
    the ans : when the diode is forward it takes 0.7 volt to work
     
  3. beenthere

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    That is correct.
     
  4. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    Note that the backward voltage is also limited.
    The diode will "breakdown" when the reverse voltage is higher than this breakdown voltage.

    Just take a look at the attached datasheet for more terms used with diodes.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  5. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    Don't forget, there is another good electronics text book at this site. Sometimes it helps to come at it from different angle.
     
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