Using a 16V photodiode with a 5V DC source

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by hdrake, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. hdrake

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    Jun 11, 2012
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    Hi

    I'm trying to make a simple circuit with a photodiode in it. My source 5V DC.
    Is it possible to use a 16V photodiode with this circuit? Really new to circuits and haven't found much on the subject.

    Thanks,
    Henri
     
  2. mcasale

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    Jul 18, 2011
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    Please provide a bit more info - and a schematic to show the photodiode connection.
     
  3. #12

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    A part number and datasheet for the 16 volt photodiode would help. We can't tell if you've read the "absolute maximum" voltage and mistaken it as the required operating voltage.
     
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