Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Drawing a diode

  1. May 18, 2008 #1
    When drawing a circuit diagram with a forward bias dioide, is it the "fat" side of the dioide which is on the same side as the "long" side of the battery?

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 18, 2008 #2
    If the battery is the source and thus providing the bias, yes. If the battery is being charged by another source (which thus provides the bias), no. So, you need to give a little more detail perhaps.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook