Zener Diode Article:

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Ken89wh, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Ken89wh

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 2, 2008
    The arrows showing the direction of current flow through the zener diode circuit exampes should be going the opposite direction. The zener diode operates in reverse bias, so the direction of the arrow of the zener itself is correct, but the current directions should never go into the + terminal of the DC power supply. Since the zener operates in reverse bias, the direction of the current will flow in the opposite direction of the arrow in the zener symbol.
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Observe the applied voltage and it seems as if the zener is operating in reverse bias, as it should.