Rectifier Diodes & Schottky Diodes

What is a Rectifier Diode?
A rectifier diode main purpose is to rectify alternating currents. It's used to flow a current through a circuit in one direction, in contrast to elements such as resistors a rectifiers current has a non-linear relationship to the voltage across it. The diode will be forward bias when positive voltage is being applied and will do its best to operate as a short circuit and allow the current to flow through the diode freely. Its main task is to convert an alternating current (AC) into a direct current (DC) through the application of rectifier bridges. A rectifier diode can sometimes be used as a Schottky Rectifier.

What is a Schottky Diode?
A Schottky Diode is sometimes referred to as a Barrier Diode or a Hot Carrier Diode. The Schottky is a single type of electronic component which is a semiconductor. It has fast switching action with an accompanying low forward voltage drop, when current flows through the diode, a small voltage drop happens across the diode terminals.
A standard diode has a voltage drop between 0.6 and 1.7 volts whereas a Schottkys drop is between 0.15 and 0.45 volts. This lower voltage drop facilitates a high switching speed as well as improved system efficiency.

What are Schottky Diodes used for?
• They are used for the voltage clamping of applications, also as a preventative of transistor saturation. This is because they have a high current density,
• They can be used as rectifiers (in power supplies.
• A good element to use in applications that are sensitive and efficiency
• To prevent batteries from discharging
• Solar panels and grid connected systems

Why should I use a Schottky?
• They feature a low turn voltage between 0.15 and 0.45 volts
• A fast recovery time, resulting in a small amount of stored charge that can then be used for high speed switches.
• The low junction capacitance occupies a small space, after the results given from the wire point contact the silicon, the capacitance levels are also very small.
• Higher efficiency
• Integrated guard ring for stress protection

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RS Stock No. 865-1870
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.032
Each (On a Reel of 5500)
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 50V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-8931
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.22
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 50V Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 922-8096
Mfr. Part No.B160-13-F
€0.043
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Single 1A Surface Mount 1 DO-214AC (SMA) - 60V Schottky Schottky 2 700mV - - -
RS Stock No. 738-4765
Mfr. Part No.B160-13-F
€0.205
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Single 1A Surface Mount 1 DO-214AC (SMA) - 60V Schottky Schottky 2 700mV - - -
RS Stock No. 922-8440
Mfr. Part No.SB5100-T
€0.27
Each (On a Reel of 1200)
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Single 5A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 100V Schottky Schottky 2 800mV - - -
RS Stock No. 751-4843
Mfr. Part No.SB5100-T
€0.517
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single 5A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 100V Schottky Schottky 2 800mV - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9029
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.22
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 400V Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1861
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.032
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 400V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 802-2225
Mfr. Part No.SB5100
€0.388
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Single 5A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 100V Schottky Schottky 2 850mV - - -
RS Stock No. 124-1371
Mfr. Part No.SB5100
€0.264
Each (On a Reel of 1250)
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Single 5A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 100V Schottky Schottky 2 850mV - - -
RS Stock No. 486-2903
Mfr. Part No.STTH12R06D
€1.272
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Single 12A Through Hole 1 TO-220AC Switching 600V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 2.9V - - -
RS Stock No. 102-6155
Mfr. Part No.STTH12R06D
€1.089
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Single 12A Through Hole 1 TO-220AC Switching 600V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 2.9V - - -
RS Stock No. 165-2407
Mfr. Part No.UF5402-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.242
Each (On a Reel of 1400)
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Single 3A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 200V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9861
Mfr. Part No.UF5402-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.54
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Single 3A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 200V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1V - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1877
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.142
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Single 3A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 1000V Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.2V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9502
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.345
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single 3A Through Hole 1 DO-201AD - 1000V Silicon Junction - 2 1.2V - - -
RS Stock No. 708-7758
Mfr. Part No.1N4005-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.065
Each (In a Pack of 200)
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 600V Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 165-2397
Mfr. Part No.1N4005-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.032
Each (On a Reel of 5500)
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 600V Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9142
Mfr. Part No.1N4005-E3/54
BrandVishay
€0.051
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Single 1A Through Hole 1 DO-204AL - 600V Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 113-8677
Mfr. Part No.MBRS340T3G
€0.313
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Single 4A Surface Mount 1 DO-214AB (SMC) - 40V Schottky Schottky 2 500mV - - -
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