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lowering voltage drop

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by jogina111, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. jogina111

    jogina111

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    is there any way to lower a diodes voltage drop rate?
    I cant find any germanium or schottkies in my area..all I've got is a bunch of 1N4001 to 4007...please help me.
     
  2. mechtronics

    mechtronics

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    i dont think so, a diode needs minimum 0.65 to 0.7 volts to conduct, depending on type of diode of course! no matter what you try and do, what is it exactly that u want to achieve?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  3. BobK

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    Sure there is, lower the current through it. The voltage across a forward biased diode is proportional to the log of the current.

    Bob
     
  4. john monks

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    Are you talking about the reverse voltage drop rate or the forward voltage drop rate?
     
  5. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Perhaps some idea of *why* you want to do this would also help.
     
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