There are two basic types of diodes; Silicon and Germanium. I would use germanium because it has a lower forward bias than silicon. I suspect that what you really want to know is how to hook up an isolation diode. This is a diode that is installed in series with the alternate power source to isolate one from the other. Whether you use germanium or silicon the way that you want to hook it up is pretty straight-forward. go ahead and hook the negative (black) lead of the solar cell to the negative (black) lead of the battery. Hook up the positive (red) lead of the solar cell to the anode of the isolation diode and the cathode end of the diode hooks up to the positive (red) lead of the battery. You can identify the anode and cathode ends of the diode by looking on the diode - you will see a little diagram that looks like an arrow with a straight line at the tip of the arrow. the straight line side is the cathode end. Unless you have a really big solar panel you could probably use a general purpose diode such as a 1N4001 silicon (available at radio-shack)Hope this helped you.
A diode is a semiconductor device that allows current to flow in only one direction. Although there may be several reasons why there is a diode on a calculator PC board, a common reason would be to protect the device from a battery inserted in the wrong direction (if battery powered) or if an AC adapter is used, to make AC into DC current.
no ,diode is uncontrollable device
gunn diode is transfered electron device & PIN diode is semiconductor device
A "cell" (word for part of a battery) is a source of current flow.A diode is a device that restricts current flow to one direction.
diode is nonlinear device,so device from diode is also nonlinear
Diode is a two terminal semicon. Diode is a Switching device
A passive device is a diode resistor coil and so forth it perform no enhancement to the circuit or act on it.
diodediode is a device which allows the current to flow in one directionregulatorregulator is device which controls the voltage
A battery cannot be drained by a shorted diode when the ignition key is off.
diode is a two terminal passive non linear device.
The effect is quite simple, to be honest. When putting a leaked diode in a circuit, it will cause the other ones to break down.
When the polarity of the battery is such that electrons are allowed to flow through the diode,then the diode is said to be forward-biased. Conversely, when the battery is "backward" and the diode blocks current, then the diode is said to be reverse-biased. A diode may be thought of as like a switch: "closed" when forward-biased and "open" when reverse-biased.
Schottky diode is major charge carrier device. It has no minor charges to recover when device goes on to off or vice versa.
diode:= di+ iode di means two,and iode means terminal,,,, diode is two terminal device i.e anode and cathode
biasing of a diode means applying a certain voltage to operate the device properly
yes, diode is a unipolar device which allows the current to flow in one direction
A diode is a device that allows current to flow through it in only one direction. A semiconductor diode is a diode that is created with solid state technology. Contrast this with the vacuum tube diode.
when the positive terminal of the battery is connected to the anode and negative terminal of the battery is connected to cathode then the diode is in forward bias
It depends on which diode, but sometimes it can.
battery +ive ----> volteter +ive voltmeter +ive ----> diode +ive diode -ive ----> ammeter +ive ammeter -ive ----> voltmeter -ive voltmeter -ive ----> battery -ive
diode is a bipolar device and transister is a three terminal device a diode will conduct any time there is a positive voltage from cathode[-] to anode[+] following an exponetial curve of the diode. a transistor can control the same exponential curves by a voltage applied to the base.
There are 3 possibilities: either the battery is going bad, a device is being left on in the car (lights, etc) or an alternator diode is shorted.