Forward Biased Diodes — WSU

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Forward Biased Diodes If a voltage is placed on the anode side of the diode that is approximately 0.6V (silicon diode) higher than the voltage on the cathode side, there will be current through the diode. While current is in the diode, the diode will only have its barrier voltage dropped across it. This means that any additional voltage in the circuit will have to be dropped across a resistor placed in series with the diode. A diode must always have a resistor in series with it to limit the current in the diode and to drop any
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