Constant Current Diodes

A constant current diode, also called a current limiting diode (CLD), is an electronic device that regulates or limits current to a maximum value. This is important as it protects your circuit from harmful effects in the event of a short-circuit.

How do constant current diodes work?

Constant current diodes are made from a junction field effect transistor, the simplest type of three-terminal semiconductor transistor which functions like a current limiter. They allow the current running through them to rise to a certain point and level off at a specific value. Unlike zener diodesconstant current diodes maintain a constant current instead of the constant voltage.

Applications for constant current diodes

Constant current diodes can be used in several circuit applications. Examples of devices using constant current diodes include waveform generator circuits, timing circuits and battery chargers. Constant current diodes can also be used as a constant current source for LED driversand can be used to replace holding coils in telephone connection devices.


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RS Stock No. 535-9098
Mfr. Part No.LM334Z/NOPB
€0.752
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10mA 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 121-8833
Mfr. Part No.LM334Z/NOPB
€0.35
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- 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 761-8627
Mfr. Part No.LT3092ITS8#TRMPBF
€4.38
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- 1 40V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 8 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 2.9mm 1.75mm 0.9mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 822-5869
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IST#PBF
€4.495
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.6984mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.698mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 920-0060
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IST#PBF
€2.738
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.6984mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.698mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 155-7505
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IDD#PBF
€2.466
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount DFN 8 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 3mm 3mm 0.75mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 921-6813
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-6/NOPB
€0.543
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- 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C -25 °C
RS Stock No. 822-5901
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IDD#PBF
€3.91
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount DFN 8 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 3mm 3mm 0.75mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 761-5476
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-6/NOPB
€1.242
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- 1 30V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C -25 °C
RS Stock No. 145-0208
Mfr. Part No.LT3092EST#PBF
€2.415
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.8mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.8mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 779-9615
Mfr. Part No.LT3092EST#PBF
€3.735
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- 1 - - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.8mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.8mm +125 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 133-3335
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-50QP1-7
€0.367
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- 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 168-9540
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-50QP1-7
€0.177
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- 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 921-0477
Mfr. Part No.AP2502KTR-G1
€0.334
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- 1 6V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 6 3.02 x 1.7 x 1.3mm 3.02mm 1.7mm 1.3mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 165-8354
Mfr. Part No.AP2502KTR-G1
€0.119
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- 1 6V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 6 3.02 x 1.7 x 1.3mm 3.02mm 1.7mm 1.3mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 168-9539
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-30QP1-7
€0.177
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- 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 133-3345
Mfr. Part No.BCR421UW6Q-7
€0.278
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- 1 40V - - Surface Mount SOT-26 6 3.1 x 1.7 x 1.3mm 3.1mm 1.7mm 1.3mm +150 °C -55 °C
RS Stock No. 170-4833
Mfr. Part No.PSSI2021SAY,115
BrandNexperia
€0.113
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50mA 2 75V - 73V Surface Mount SC-88A 5 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm 2.2mm 1.35mm 1mm +150 °C -65 °C
RS Stock No. 921-6819
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-3/NOPB
€1.201
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- 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C -25 °C
RS Stock No. 761-5472
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-3/NOPB
€2.378
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- 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C -25 °C
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