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. 865-1861
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.04
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Single 1A 1 - 400V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9029
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.28
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Single 1A 1 - 400V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1877
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.20
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Single 3A 1 - 1000V Through Hole DO-201AD Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.2V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-9502
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.574
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Single 3A 1 - 1000V Through Hole DO-201AD Silicon Junction - 2 1.2V - - -
RS Stock No. 649-1143
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
$0.102
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 649-1187
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
$0.042
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 649-1171
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
$0.059
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 628-8931
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.28
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Single 1A 1 - 50V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction - 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1870
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.039
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Single 1A 1 - 50V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - -
RS Stock No. 165-2600
Mfr. Part No.VS-T70HF40
BrandVishay
$24.686
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Single 70A 1 Switching 400V Panel Mount T-Module Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.35V - - -
RS Stock No. 395-9163
Mfr. Part No.VS-T70HF40
BrandVishay
$40.48
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Single 70A 1 Switching 400V Panel Mount T-Module Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.35V - - -
RS Stock No. 922-8103
Mfr. Part No.B340A-13-F
$0.108
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Single 3A 1 - 40V Surface Mount DO-214AC (SMA) Schottky Schottky 2 500mV - - -
RS Stock No. 738-4778
Mfr. Part No.B340A-13-F
$0.488
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Single 3A 1 - 40V Surface Mount DO-214AC (SMA) Schottky Schottky 2 500mV - - -
RS Stock No. 145-4280
Mfr. Part No.RURG3060
$2.267
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Single 30A 1 Switching 600V Through Hole TO-247 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.5V - - -
RS Stock No. 299-020
Mfr. Part No.RURG3060
$3.65
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Single 30A 1 Switching 600V Through Hole TO-247 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.5V - - -
RS Stock No. 688-2003
Mfr. Part No.MBR20100CT C0
$1.588
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Common Cathode 20A 2 - 100V Through Hole TO-220AB Schottky Schottky 3 - - - -
RS Stock No. 169-9206
Mfr. Part No.MBR20100CT C0
$0.872
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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Common Cathode 20A 2 - 100V Through Hole TO-220AB Schottky Schottky 3 - - - -
RS Stock No. 687-0877
Mfr. Part No.1N5822
$0.292
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Single 3A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-201AD Schottky Schottky 2 950mV - - -
RS Stock No. 178-5040
Mfr. Part No.1N5822
$0.28
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RS Stock No. 919-6494
Mfr. Part No.1N5822RL
$0.151
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Single 3A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-201AD Schottky Schottky 2 - - - -
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