Zener diodes are used for voltage regulation, as a Voltage Regulator or Stabilizer, as a Meter Protector and as a Wave Shaper. They can be found wide applications commercially and industrially. The load voltage equals breakdown voltage VZ of the diode. The series resistor limits the current through the diode and drops the excess voltage when the diode is conducting.

The common type Glass Case Silicon Planar Zener Diodes are used below: 

Bridge rectifiers and zener diodes are commonly used in electronic products such as computers and stereos. Bridge rectifiers are composed of a four-diode array.

These diodes convert alternating current into direct current. Bridge rectifiers have four leads, and are found in power supplies. Zener diodes are used to provide

regulated voltage for power supplies. A failure of either a bridge rectifier or zener diode prevents electronic devices from working properly.

Bridge Rectifier

  • Unplug the device that contains the bridge rectifier. This ensures the bridge rectifier is without power.
  • Set the digital multimeter, or DMM, to the "diode test" setting per the device's instructions.
  • Test the bridge rectifier diodes. Place the DMM's two leads on two adjacent rectifier pins. The DMM will read either "OL," indicating an open circuit; or a voltage of 0.7 volts DC or less. Switch the DMM leads. An operational bridge rectifier diode shows a reading opposite of the previous reading. Perform this test on each adjacent pair of bridge rectifier pins. The bridge rectifier is faulty if the readings are the same for any of the individual diodes.

Zener Diode

  • Unplug the device containing the zener diode. This ensures the zener diode has no power.
  • Set the DMM to the "diode test" setting.
  • Test the zener diode. Place the two DMM leads on the two zener diode leads. The DMM will read either "OL" or 0.7 volts DC. Switch the DMM leads. A working zener diode exhibits a second reading opposite of the first reading.

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Kingtronics International Company was established in 1995 located in Dongguan City of China to handle all sales & marketing for factories located in Chengdu, Sichuan and Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China. In 1990, we established the first factory to produce trimming potentiometer and in 1999 we built up new factory in Zhao Qing, Guangdong. Now with around 850 workers, Kingtronics produce trimming potentiometers, dipped tantalum capacitors, multilayer ceramic capacitors, and diode & bridge rectifier. We sell good quality under our brand Kingtronics, and Kt, King, Kingtronics are our three trademarks. All our products are RoHS compliant, and our bridge rectifier have UL approval. Please visit our Products page, you could please download all our PDF datasheet and find cross reference for our Trimming Potentiometer and capacitors.

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