# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems II Task 1918600740

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Reverse-bias a diode.

Definition

Reverse-biasing should include
  • depletion layer
  • peak inverse voltage
  • breakdown
  • Zener diode.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What characteristics must a diode have to be reverse-biased?
  • Can a reverse-biased diode be used as a forward-biased diode? Why or why not?
  • What does breakdown refer to, as it relates to the reverse bias of a diode?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

16. Energy and Power Technologies