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Diode Voltages Tutorial

Diode Voltages Diagram

To forward bias a diode, the anode must be more positive than the cathode or LESS NEGATIVE.

To reverse bias a diode, the anode must be less positive than the cathode or MORE NEGATIVE.

A conducting diode has about 0.6 volts across if silicon, 0.3 volts if germanium.


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