current source

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current source

[′kər·ənt ‚sȯrs]
(electronics)
An electronic circuit that generates a constant direct current into or out of a high-impedance output node.
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The current limiting diode (CLD) or current regulating diode (CRD), despite its simplicity and distinct advantage over a conventional transistorized current source, has limited use.
In this circuit, the current limiting diode CLD regulates the current [I.
Comprising the booster circuit are the transistor, current limiting diode CLD and two resistors.
The project is exploring the use of the high-temperature resistant silicon carbide to make Current Limiting Diodes (CLDs), a new kind of protection device which stands to reduce the amount of electrical energy traditional suppressors have to deal with during a lightning strike.

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