Zener diodes

Zener diodes are used to maintain a fixed voltage. They are designed to ‘breakdown’ in a reliable and non-destructive way so that they can be used in reverse to maintain a fixed voltage across their terminals.

Zener diodes also intended for voltage regulation purposes are sometimes used as a protection against transients. Zener diodes are found in devices such as power supplies and surge protectors.

Typical parts are: TZMC, BZT52, MMSZ

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