Question

In the circuit (a), calculate the current in the  resistance. Assume that each diode is of silicon (Si) and its potential barrier is 0.7 volt, and forward-resistance is .

Solution

Correct option is

172 mA

Diodes D1 and D4 are forward-biased, and D2 and D3 are reverse-biased. The equivalent circuit is shown in the figure b.

                       

(b). Let i is the current in the circuit. Then 

         

            

            = 172 mA.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

The total current in the block is 

Q2

In a pnp transistor, the p-type crystal acts as

Q3

The current gain in a common emitter transistor is

Q4

If the input and output resistances in a common-base amplifier circuit are  respectively, what is the voltage amplification when the emitter current is 2 mA and current gain ?

Q5

When npn transistor is used as an amplifier

Q6

When a pn junction is reverse biased, the flow of current across the junction is mainly due to

Q7

The V-i characteristic of a silicon diode is given in the figure. Calculate the diode resistance in forward bias at V = +2 volt.  

Q8

A forward-biased p-n junction diode has a potential drop of 0.5 V which is assumed to be independent of current. The current in excess of 10 mA through the diode produces so much heating that burns the diode. If we have a 1.5 V battery to bias the diode, resistor must be used in series with the diode so that the maximum current does not exceed 5 mA?   

Q9

A Si diode (p-junction) is connected to a resistor R and a biasing battery of variable voltage VB. Assume that diode requires a maximum current of 1 mA to be above the knee point (0.7 V) of its V-i characteristic curve. Also assume that the voltage V across the diode is independent of current above the knee point. If VB = 5 V, what should be the maximum value of R so that the voltage V is above the knee-point voltage?   

                                                                  

Q10

p-n photodiode is fabricated from a semiconductor with a band gap of 2.8 eV. Can it detect a wavelength of 6000 nm?

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