What is a zener diode? why is it also known as breakdown diode.Name one application of Zener diode.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 19th Jun, 2014, 01:54: PM

Expert Answer:

 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.

Answered by  | 19th Jun, 2014, 03:54: PM