kids encyclopedia robot

Zener diode facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Zener Diode
Zener diode
Zener diode voltage regulator
Switching and symbol (resistor and zener diode)

Zener diode is like a normal diode, but instead of being destroyed by a big reverse voltage, it lets electricity through. The voltage needed for this is called the breakdown voltage or Zener voltage. Because it can be built with a known breakdown voltage, it can be used to accurately measure voltage.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Zener diode Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.