see Diode, Zener.
A PN-junction diode designed to operate in the reverse-bias breakdown region. [ Diode Manufacturers
A diode often used in electronic voltage regulators. Allows reverse bias current flow without damage to the avalanche region
a diode operated in the reverse-bias mode
a simple shunt voltage regulator
a small diode designed to protect against normal spikes in a circuit, especially motor controller circuits
a special kind of diode, that behaves like a normal diode when forward biased
A semiconductor used on British motorcycles for many years as a voltage regulator. When the voltage across the Zener diode reached a certain point, the element would begin to conduct current, routing it to ground, thus preventing the battery from overcharging.
A diode that, above a certain reverse voltage (the zener value), has a sudden rise in current. The voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase in reverse current, up to the allowable dissipation rating.
A semiconductor diode with high doping levels on each side of the junction. If the junction is reverse-biased, breakdown occurs at a well-defined potential, giving a sharp increase in current. The effect is called Zener breakdown; it occurs because electrons are excited directly from the valence band into the conduction band. Zener diodes are used as voltage regulators. See also diode. [DC99
A silicone semiconductor that maintains a fixed voltage in a circuit.
A type of diode that operate in reverse breakdown (called zener breakdown) to provide voltage regulation. A diode that is designed to work in its reverse breakdown region of operation.
A diode that maintains a relatively constant voltage when the reverse voltage across it is increased passed a specific point, called the zener voltage.
A semiconductor diode that has controlled breakdown or avalanche characteristics at a specific voltage in the "reverse direction" and used as a voltage regulator or voltage reference.
A Zener diode is a type of diode that permits current to flow in the forward direction like a normal diode, but also in the reverse direction if the voltage is larger (not equal to, but larger) than the rated breakdown voltage known as "Zener knee voltage" or "Zener voltage".