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zeppBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If the diode is in the right direction, then the current will flow through it, if not, it won't, correct?
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Pac1f1cIslanderBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm thinking...burnt orange...
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zeppBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And normally, a diode works this way, but in the drawing above, the current would technically not flow in the diode.. dw:1343337901676:dw
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Keep in mind that "conventional current" is reverse to what the electrons actually do. :)
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Diodes are like oneway valves in a water pipeline system. They put up extreme resistance if you go the wrong way.
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Question for you @zepp, do you know which charges the anode and cathode has, respectively?
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
"conventional current" = the direction of positive charge flowing around a circuit
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Still confused @zepp ? Look at page 3 of this document ;) http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/appnotes/00905a.pdf
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zeppBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1343339611472:dw So the 'real current' flows like this?
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