What is a Silicon Diode?

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Sep 19, 2021

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Silicon diode is a type of power diode that is constructed using silicon semiconducting material. These diodes are ideal for use in motor control and drives, air conditioning PFC, general-purpose drives (GPD), industrial SMPS, AC/DC converters, boost diode in PFC stages, general-purpose inverters, freewheeling function, polarity protection, ultrasonic systems, welding, back-off-diodes, and emergency generator.

Key features of Silicon Diode:

  • Soft switching.
  • Fast recovery.
  • Low reverse recovery charge.
  • Low forward voltage.
  • Low leakage current.
  • Good surge current capability.
  • Easy paralleling.