Wonderful Engineering

What Is A Diode?

Introduction

A diode can be defined simply as an electronic component with two terminals capable of exhibiting asymmetric conductance which implies that it allows current to flow in only one direction (zero resistance) and inhibits flow of current in other direction (infinite resistance). The first semi-conductor diode was developed back in 1906.

How Does A Diode Work?

A diode works as a floodgate that opens in only one direction. This means that it will provide zero resistance in a particular direction and current will flow, however, it will provide infinite resistance if the current tried traveling in opposite direction and therefore the current won’t be able to flow.

Types Of Diode

Applications Of Diode

Precautionary Measures