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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electricity, Electricity
diodedi‧ode /ˈdaɪəʊd $ -oʊd/ noun [countable] technical  a piece of electrical equipment that makes an electrical current flow in one direction
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diodeA bridge of four diodes, connected in reverse parallel with the switching transistors, provides the path for freewheeling currents.Changes in the component values, the particular diode, and the source frequency can give a rich variety of observations.Some of this light is reflected and measured by a photo diode in the ring.A fast recovery diode must therefore be used.A simple diode clamping circuit provided the activation function, limiting the voltage to /-Vclamp.Large heatsinks are not required as the dissipations in the Darlington switch and the diode are very small.
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