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The zener diode is optimized for reverse breakdown voltage accuracy and stability. This value and its tolerance is specified in more detail than a normal diode.


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Yes, a zener diode is normally operated in the reverse bias direction, cathode more positive than anode.If you forward bias a zener diode, it acts like a normal diode, with a junction voltage between 0.6V and 0.7V, which is not what you want.

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acts like a normal diode in forward biased condition

It would be 0.7V, the same as any other silicon diode; except for one thing, most zener diodes are manufactured with a reversed diode in series with them. When the zener is operated in its normal zener breakdown mode this reversed diode conducts, letting the zener operate. When the zener is operated in its forward biased mode this reversed diode prevents conduction. Thus most zeners have no forward voltage.

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zener diode :zener diode operates under reverse bias voltageideal diode :ideal diode operates under forward bias voltage

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Dr. Clarence Melvin Zener of Southern Illinois University invented the zener diode.

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