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Zener Diode

Zener Diode
• It is a Si pn junction device that is designed for operation in the reverse breakdown region • Zener diode is heavily doped than the ordinary diode

Zener diode VI characteristics

Reverse Characteristics of Zener Diode

Ideal Zener diode Equivalent Circuit Model

Practical Zener diode Equivalent Circuit Model in RBR

Application of Zener Diode
• Zener Diode As a Voltage Regulator

Application of Zener Diode
• METER Protection

Application of Zener Diode
A Voltage Protection Scheme at the input of an Electrocardiograph to protect the machine from high voltage transients

Reference
• Electronic devices by Floyd • Electronic devices & circuits by Salivahanan