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Zener Diode

Zener Diode is a special purpose silicon PN junction diode which differs from other diodes in the sense that it operates in the reverse biased mode.


Zener diode is also known as a voltage regulator or voltage reference or breakdown diode.

 

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Fig. Symbol of Zener Diode

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Fig. V.I. characteristic of Zener Diode
 


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Fig. Practical zener diode equivalent circuit





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