About Silicon PN-Junction Voltage Clamping Diodes

 This document covers Silicon PN-Junction Clamping Diode surge protective components (SPCs) used in power and telecom surge protective devices (SPDs) and equipment ports. The following items are covered:

  • Technology variants
    • forward biased semiconductor diodes
    • Zener breakdown semiconductor diodes
    • avalanche breakdown semiconductor diodes
    • punch-through semiconductor bipolar junction transistor diodes
    • fold-back semiconductor bidirectional transistor diodes
  • Component construction
  • Characteristics
  • Ratings
  • Application examples