diode forward voltage

diode forward voltage

[′dī‚ōd ¦fȯr·wərd ′vōl·tij]
(electronics)
The voltage across a semiconductor diode that is carrying current in the forward direction; it is usually approximately constant over the range of currents commonly used. Also known as diode drop; diode voltage; forward voltage drop.
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