Question about tvs

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by TAKYMOUNIR, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. TAKYMOUNIR

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    what is the difference between using P6KE18CA AND REGULAR ZENER (18V)
     
  2. crutschow

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    Mar 14, 2008
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    The P6KE18CA is a bidirectional transient suppressor which is specifically designed to clamp high power transient current spikes. Otherwise it acts as a normal zener diode except it has the same zener voltage in either direction, instead of looking like a forward biased regular diode in the forward direction.
     
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