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 diodes constant 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 drivers and can be used to replace holding coils in telephone connection devices.


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Description Price Diode Configuration Maximum Regulator Current Number of Elements per Chip Maximum Peak Operating Voltage Minimum Dynamic Impedance Maximum Limiting Voltage Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Dimensions Length Width Height Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 535-9098
Mfr. Part No.LM334Z/NOPB
€0.882
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Single 10mA 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 121-8833
Mfr. Part No.LM334Z/NOPB
€0.487
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Single 10mA 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 761-8627
Mfr. Part No.LT3092ITS8#TRMPBF
€4.37
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Single - 1 40V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 8 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 2.9mm 1.75mm 0.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 822-5869
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IST#PBF
€4.43
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Single 200mA 1 40V - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.6984mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.698mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 761-5476
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-6/NOPB
€1.68
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Single 10mA 1 30V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C
RS Stock No. 779-9615
Mfr. Part No.LT3092EST#PBF
€3.725
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Single 200mA 1 - - - Surface Mount SOT-223 3 + Tab 6.71 x 3.71 x 1.8mm 6.71mm 3.71mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 921-6813
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-6/NOPB
€0.979
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Single 10mA 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C
RS Stock No. 822-5901
Mfr. Part No.LT3092IDD#PBF
€3.955
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Single 200mA 1 40V - - Surface Mount DFN 8 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 3mm 3mm 0.75mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 165-8354
Mfr. Part No.AP2502KTR-G1
€0.129
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single - 1 6V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 6 3.02 x 1.7 x 1.3mm 3.02mm 1.7mm 1.3mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 168-9540
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-50QP1-7
€0.186
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Single 50mA 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 133-3335
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-50QP1-7
€0.433
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Single 50mA 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 921-0477
Mfr. Part No.AP2502KTR-G1
€0.316
Each (In a Pack of 30)
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Single - 1 6V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 6 3.02 x 1.7 x 1.3mm 3.02mm 1.7mm 1.3mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 858-0898
Mfr. Part No.LT3092ETS8#TRMPBF
€4.03
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single 200mA 1 40V - - Surface Mount TSOT-23 8 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 2.9mm 1.75mm 0.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 197-7486
Mfr. Part No.REF200AU
€7.797
Each (In a Tube of 75)
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Single 100µA 3 40V 500MΩ 40V - SOIC 8 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 919-9238
Mfr. Part No.LT3092ITS8TRMPBF
€2.418
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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Single 200mA 1 40V - - Surface Mount SOT-23 8 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 2.9mm 1.75mm 0.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 156-5698
Mfr. Part No.LT3092ETS8#TRMPBF
€2.308
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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Single 200mA 1 40V - - Surface Mount TSOT-23 8 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 2.9mm 1.75mm 0.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 921-6819
Mfr. Part No.LM234Z-3/NOPB
€1.383
Each (On a Reel of 1800)
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Single 10mA 1 40V - - Through Hole TO-92 3 5.2 x 4.19 x 5.2mm 5.2mm 4.19mm 5.2mm +100 °C
RS Stock No. 133-3334
Mfr. Part No.AL5809-30QP1-7
€0.433
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Single 30mA 1 60V - - Surface Mount PDI123 2 3 x 1.93 x 1mm 3mm 1.93mm 1mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 170-4833
Mfr. Part No.PSSI2021SAY,115
BrandNexperia
€0.114
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single 50mA 2 75V - 73V Surface Mount SC-88A 5 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm 2.2mm 1.35mm 1mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 208-8575
Mfr. Part No.LM334MX/NOPB
€0.502
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- 1mA 1 40V - 0.8V - SOIC 8 - - - - -