Schottky rectifier causing problems...

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by sstbrg, May 30, 2012.

  1. sstbrg

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    The attached image is my very basic test circuit for a PMEG3050EP schottky rectifier.
    DS @

    I don't get it - shouldn't I get 0V on the anode if I reverse the diode? :confused:

    The results don't make sense... can someone explain? Maybe I'm missing something in the DS ?

    I tested 7 of these from the same batch... :confused:
  2. sstbrg

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I assume that I've found an answer to my problem...

    After looking more carefully at the DS I found out that these diodes have massive reverse currect... that causes some problems with my original power OR circuit.

    Are you by any chance familiar with a diode with (much) smaller reverse current in the same package (SOD128) ?
  3. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    The reverse bias leakage current is 8mA according to the data sheet.
  4. RamaD

    Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    PMEG3050BEP has 250uA at Vr=30V. Note the BEP instead of the EP part that you had mentioned.
    Digikey is a good source for filtering the components by parameters.