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What is a zener diode? why is it also known as breakdown diode.Name one application of Zener diode.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 19 Jun, 2014, 13:54: PM
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 A zener diode is a properly doped p-n junction diode, which has a sharp breakdown voltage.It is always reverse-biased.It works in the breakdown region of the characteristics, so it is also called breakdown diode.It is used for voltage regulation in electronic power supply.

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