Reverse Biased Diodes — WSU

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Reverse Biased Diodes If a voltage is placed on the cathode side of the diode that is greater than the voltage on the anode side, there will be no current through the diode. The diode will full source voltage dropped across it. This means that a reverse-biased diode is an open circuit. All reverse-biased diodes will eventually allow some reverse current, but only when the reverse voltage is very high.
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