Advantages and disadvantages of Zener diode shunt voltage regulator

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Read more: Zener Diode and Its working, Characteristics and Applications. How Zener diode work as a voltage regulator. Advantages of Zener diode shunt regulator are given below: For wider range of load currents and input voltages the Zener diode shunt regulator provide a better regulation. It gives higher current capability. The Zener voltage regulator is very economic. It requires … Read more

Zener Diode as a voltage regulator

A Zener diode is a special purpose p-n junction diode that is designed to operate in the reverse direction. They are heavily doped p-n junction diode. Hence, it has very thin depletion region near the junction. When reverse voltage applied across the Zener diode a small reverse current flow through the device called reverse leakage current. … Read more