Basic Electronics Notes

Diode Protection

A power diode must be protected against over-voltage, over-current and transients.

Diode Circuit Analysis & Losses

To analyze diode circuits, the state of the diode (on or off) must first be found. The diode can then be replaced by the switch equivalent circuit.

Diodes in Series

The maximum power that can be controlled by a single diode is determined by its rated reverse voltage and by its rated forward current.

Diodes In Parallel

If the load current is greater than the current rating of a single diode, then two or more diodes can be connected in parallel

Atom Energy Shells or Levels

Each discrete distance orbit from the nucleus corresponds to a certain energy level. The electron which rotates in the lowest