Peak Inverse Voltage
Peak Inverse Voltage is referred to as PIV. The highest reverse bias voltage that a semiconductor diode or other semiconductor devices can withstand without suffering self-damage is referred to as this. Peak reverse voltage is another name for the peak inverse voltage.
Temperature affects a diode's PIV rating. It grows when the temperature rises and shrinks when the temperature falls. Manufacturers determine peak inverse voltage ratings. At room temperature, a common rectifier diode has a PIV value of at least 50Vdc. However, there are also diodes on the market with high peak inverse voltage ratings of thousands of volts.
If the PIV rating of a diode is exceeded, ________. (a) The diode conducts poorly (b) The diode behaves like a tunnel diode (c) The diode is destroyed (d) The diode behaves like a capacitor.
A diode is damaged when its PIV rating is surpassed. The highest reverse voltage which a PN junction can withstand without damage is called the peak inverse voltage range of a diode
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