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Zener diode

by ahjie
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Jul6-13, 01:16 PM
P: 9
Can someone help me ?
i cant understand why zener diode dont have curent leakage?
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Jul6-13, 02:34 PM
P: 555
It does. Every diode has some leakage.
Jul10-13, 12:40 AM
P: 9
My lecturer say it dont have leakage current in revere bias circuit ? (include in pratical)

Jul10-13, 11:03 AM
P: 555
Zener diode

Your lecturer is wrong. All diodes have leakage current. It is their nature.

Here is the first zener diode datasheet I found on Google.

Check out the Electrical Characteristics.... it lists the maximum reverse current.
Jul10-13, 12:49 PM
P: 2,536
I suppose it depends on how you look at it. It won't have leakage when in reverse breakdown since it is conducting and is supposed to be conducting. I would agree with carlgrace in that the lecturer has some wires crossed.

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