1N4007 is a PN junction rectifier diode. These types of diodes allow only the flow of electrical current in one direction only. So, it can be used for the conversion of AC power to DC. 1N 4007 is electrically compatible with other rectifier diodes and can be used instead of any of the diode belonging to 1N400X series.
1N4007 is a rectifier diode, designed specifically for circuits that need to convert alternating current to direct current. It can pass currents of up to 1 A, and have peak inverse voltage (PIV) rating of 1,000 V.
General purpose diodes are two-terminal electronic components that allow current to flow in only one direction, from an anode (+) to a cathode. These simple semiconductors are PN junctions with a positive or P-region with positive ions and a negative or N-region with negative electrons. Applying a forward voltage to the PN junction causes current to flow in only one direction as electrons from the N-region fill “holes” in the P-region. The diodes reverse voltage is the potential barrier that prevents current to flow in the opposite direction, analogous to a pressure rating on a check valve.
- Maximum Recurrent Peak Reverse Voltage 1000V.
- Max RMS Voltage 700V.
- Maximum DC Blocking Voltage 1000V.
- Average Forward Current: 1.0A.
- Peak Forward Surge Current: 30A.
- Maximum Instantaneous Forward Voltage: 1.0V.
- Maximum DC Reverse Current At Rated DC Blocking Voltage: 5.0µA @ 25°C.
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