Zener Diode

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by bwd111, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. bwd111

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    Jul 24, 2013
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    Would the current through a zener diode increase rapidly once the breakdown voltage has been reached
     
  2. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    Depends on the circuit it is a part of. Also depends on what qualifies as "rapid". In general I would say that it is a reasonably fair statement, but there are some caveats associated with it.
     
  3. wmodavis

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    Yes if you continue to increase the applied voltage at the same rate.
     
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