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zener in series?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by arg733, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. arg733

    arg733

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    Hi i have a simple question.
    Will 2 zener or 2 avalanche diodes work in series? For example will 2 100v zeners/avalanche diodes in series, clip the voltage to 200v?
     
  2. GreenGiant

    GreenGiant

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Yes, if you have 2 zeners in series the output voltage will be (max) their rated voltages combined. so 2 100V Zeners in series will read 200V if more than 200 V is applied to them

    I would recommend testing this first just to be sure, in theory it should work but doing some quick searches yields some contradictory results.
     
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