4th December 2019


What is reverse leakage current?

Reverse leakage current in a semiconductor device is the current from that semiconductor device when the device is reverse biased. For constant temperature reverse current is almost constant though applied reverse voltage is increased up to certain limit. Hence it is also called as reverse saturation current.

Similarly, you may ask, what is maximum reverse current?

Maximum reverse current = IR, the amount of current through the diode in reverse-bias operation, with the maximum rated inverse voltage applied (VDC). Sometimes referred to as leakage current.

What is average rectified forward current?

The average value of the forward current when using the diode as a rectifier. The maximum allowable average rectified output current depends on the peak value of the applied reverse voltage during the time interval at which no current is flowing.

What is peak reverse current?

For rectifier applications, peak inverse voltage (PIV) or peak reverse voltage (PRV) is the maximum value of reverse voltage which occurs at the peak of the input cycle when the diode is reverse-biased. The portion of the sinusoidal waveform which repeats or duplicates itself is known as the cycle.
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