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What are the practical applications of zener diode?

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i want to know abt the practical applications of zener diode?
 

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Re: zener diode

for voltage regulation,feedback circuits

and linear power supplies,
 

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zener diode

Zeners are good for playing all kinds of tricks, as mentioned they can be used as voltage regulators, they can be used as TVS devices (if big enuf) they can be used as voltage references for comparators. Or if your feeling frisky they can be used as voltage controlled variable capacitors even, you can play all kind of nice tricks with them.
 

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